The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) acts as a facilitator of public and specialized transportation services. SDDOT does not directly provide the services, but contracts for services to be delivered within South Dakota through the awards of grants to transit providers.
This office administers the following programs:
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5311 grants for rural public transit agencies
- FTA 5303, 5304 and 5305 transportation planning in metropolitan areas and states.
- FTS 5339 capital grants to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus related facilities
These public transit programs are also funded by rider fares, private contributions, donations, and state, city, and county money.