Cherokee Nation replaced several gas-powered transit buses with new environmentally friendly buses that run on compressed natural gas. The tribe bought the buses using a $300,000 Federal Transit Administration grant. Cherokee Nation is leasing three of the CNG buses to KI BOIS Area Transit System (KATS), which serves Adair, Cherokee, McIntosh, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.
“Entering into this partnership with Cherokee Nation is a win for KI BOIS Area Transit System and Cherokee Nation,” said Charla Sloan, KATS transit director. “It helped us with funding, which allowed us to increase our services to the people, and Cherokee Nation was able to provide transportation for their citizens without having to run a transit system.”