Transportation Director
Brian Winnestaffer

Our mission is to provide the safest, most efficient transportation infrastructure for the tribe, our citizens, and the public. This includes FHWA’s mission of enhancing mobility through innovation, leadership, and public service.


  • Safety: Continually improve transportation safety.
  • Mobility & Productivity: Preserve, improve, and expand the tribal highway transportation system while enhancing the operation of transportation systems and intermodal connectors.
  • Global Connectivity: Promote and facilitate a more efficient tribal, domestic, and global transportation system that enables economic growth.
  • Environment: Protect and enhance the natural environment and communities affected by transportation development.
  • Organizational Excellence: Advance the tribal ability to manage for results and innovation.


Current Projects

  • This summer we will be adding onto the Tribal School's parking lot to make room for the school expansion. Please be aware of heavy equipment in the area and pay attention to all signs and flaggers.
  • Maintenance - We will be working on back-slopes near Callison Street and we will be conducting regular grading work on Tribal maintained gravel surfaces.

Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) - Chickaloon Villages’ Transportation Department has begun to upgrade existing roads/trails, construct new roads/trails, and do road/trail maintenance in our service area per TTP program guidelines.

Transit - Through a Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Bus and Operating grant Chickaloon Native Village has an established public transit service known as Chickaloon Area Transit System (CATs). CATs operates Monday through Friday within our service area from MP 70 to MP 40 of the Glenn Highway. CATs is a demand responsive transit system with handicap access that is available to all residents in our service area as dates, times, and seating are available. CATs connects to Valley Transit for rides in their Palmer & Wasilla service area with connections to Anchorage. To schedule a ride please call 907-745-2287 (907-745-CATs).

Aviation - The Chickaloon tribe owns a dedicated airport with a 2,000 foot grass runway and an airport reserve area for our tribal citizens, in conjunction with use by the Bestline Park Subdivision owners. This public airport needs upgraded for easy access as well as someone to maintain it for future use.

Volkswagon Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust (Round2) Project Update - Chickaloon Native Village (CNV) received $227,761 in funding from the Volkswagon Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust for Indian Tribe Beneficiaries. CNV will use this funding to replace a class 8 dump/plow truck in our fleet. We appreciate the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint as we provide services to our community and make the world a better place.

This satisfies the requirements of Paragraph 7 Addendum to Appendix D-3. Please contact if you have any questions. We will attempt to respond to your questions within 10 business days.