Date: February 21, 2017
Agency: North Dakota Joint Information Center
Contact: Morton County Public Information Office; 701-595-3596 or 701-426-1587
Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and the North Dakota Department of Health have partnered to set up a travel assistance center. This free service will provide protesters with support as they prepare for their return home.
The transportation assistance center will offer personal kits, water and snacks, health/wellness assessments, bus fare for a return trip home, a food voucher, hotel lodging for one night, and a taxi voucher to the bus terminal.
Transportation will be provided from the protest camp to the assistance center.
All camp residents are encouraged to take advantage of these amenities.
Credentialed media may tour the facility and obtain b-roll footage by appointment only to protect the privacy of those involved. Call 701-220-7852 for an appointment.
Travel Assistance Center Flyer
If you don’t have means to return home, you can receive a ride to the Travel Assistance Center in Bismarck, where you will receive:
- Free health and wellness check-up
- Personal hygiene kit
- Voucher for a one-night stay at a designated hotel in Bismarck
- One $15 meal voucher for Kroll’s Diner in north Bismarck
- Ride voucher from the hotel to the Bismarck Bus Depot the next morning.
- Jefferson Lines bus ticket (Good for non-local destination. Must be in the lower 48 states.)
After you receive your supplies, you will be given a ride from the Travel Assistance Center to the designated hotel.
NOTE: No pets will be allowed.