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FHWA Office of Safety in cooperation with the National LTAP & TTAP Region 2. 
Please mark your calendars for the Safety Peer Exchange for Tribal Governments to be held on Tuesday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwest Region Office in Albuquerque, NM. The Peer Exchange is sponsored by the FHWA Office of Safety in cooperation with the National LTAP & TTAP Region 2. 
The peer exchange will facilitate the exchange of information and exploration of opportunities between FHWA, State DOTs, TTAP Centers and tribal practitioners to improve tribal road safety.  Please see the attached flyer for additional details.  An agenda and additional registration information will follow in October.
The event is first come first served. There is a limit of 1 person per tribe due to limited capacity at the event venue and there are no travel funds available. To indicate your interest, please register as soon as possible at this link:
https://survey.max.gov/index.php/586164/lang-en. Registration is REQUIRED for the event.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Shared Use Campaign Manager

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Application for Technical Assistance, last year we worked with 22 communities across the country to assist them with their complete streets policy adoption, shared use agreements or policy adoption, and walking and biking policies such as safe routes to schools. Please share this opportunity with your networks. I am attaching a communications toolkit with sample Facebook messages, and sample tweets and language to include in your newsletters if applicable. The deadline for the application is Friday, September 26th.

We will be hosting a Shared Use Webinar: Tools You Can Use in partnership with Active Living Research (one of our Task Force members) on Monday, September 29th. The webinar will highlight the Joint Use Calculator, ChangeLab Solutions Open Use Policy and acquaint the audience with the Shared Use Clearinghouse. The registration link is here

National Cooperative Highway Research Program. A product of the research for NCHRP Project 20–59, Task 42, “A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events,” NCHRP Report 777 has been developed to help transportation and non-transportation stakeholders, such as emergency managers and first responders, better understand  transportation’s important role in building resilient communities. 
To order this guide, go to http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_777.pdf

THE 17TH ANNUAL NTTC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
National Tribal Transportation Conference
Hilton Anchorage, Alaska
September 22-25, 2014
Registration until September 1 - $375.00
Registration after September 1 - $425.00
For registration and full conference details please visit the NTTC website

NTTC 2014 CALL FOR POSTERS To help facilitate the sharing of information about projects and programs that are going on in the tribal transportation arena, we are holding a poster session at the 2014 National Tribal Transportation Conference. To see the flyer with complete details click here.

The National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center (NTGISC)
A non-profit organization that provides assistance with anything GIS related to Native American Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations.  The attached brochure provides more information regarding the NTGISC, or you can go to their website at www.tribalgis.com.
The Office of Trust Services Geospatial Support (OTSGS) provides ArcGIS software, 1st tier ArcGIS support and on-line training for BIA and Tribal Governments who are participants in the BIA's Enterprise Licensing Agreement (ELA).  The attached brochure will provide you with more information on the OTSGS, ELA and geospatial training opportunities.  You may also visit their website at http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/ServiceOverview/Geospatial/index.htm.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NTGISC at 918-937-4487 or the OTSGS help desk at otsgs@bia.gov or 1-877-293-9494.

CA High Speed Rail Authority has a new Tribal Relations Webpage. It went “live” in early March and can be found at the following web address: http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Programs/Tribal_Relations/index.html

Bureau of Indian Affairs. The BIA Indian Highway Safety Program offers annual funding opportunities. Click here for the BIA Indian Highway Safety FY2014 Plan for your information.

Federal Transit Administration. FTA conducted a Webinar on the Formula Grants for Rural Areas Proposed Program Circular on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Please be advised that you may access the PowerPoint presentation on  FTA’s  Public Website at the following link:  http://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.html

Tribal Directory Assessment Tool (TDAT) v2.0 Website
TDAT was designed to help users quickly identify tribes and provide appropriate tribal contact information to assist with initiating Section 106 consultation. Two key aspects of TDAT are its ability to:

  1. Link tribes’ areas of interest down to the county level, and

  2. Perform a variety of queries related to tribes.

TDAT v2.0 was developed by the Office of Environment and Energy’s Environmental Planning Division (EPD) to assist users with Section 106 compliance and tribal consultation.
State reports link tribes to their counties of interest in the particular state. Tribes may reside in or outside of that state. Check back frequently for updates.
For more information visit their web site at http://egis.hud.gov/tdat/Tribal.aspx.

MAP 21 and Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice FAQ
This webpage is intended to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning environmental justice in the planning and NEPA processes.

Connecting Nevada: Planning Our Transportation Future
The Final Report along with the documents that were created for the study are now available on the Project Documentspage. Additionally an Executive_Summaryis provided for your use.
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) launched the Connecting Nevada Plan to provide a comprehensive, statewide, multi-modal planning effort with the goal of improving communication and coordination among partner agencies, geographic areas, and planning efforts.

The grants.gov website has been redesigned.  Although the look and feel of the site will be different, the content and its functionality will remain the same.  The TTAP Funding links now take you to the Grants,gov  Search web page. The easiest way to find specific grant detail is to locate the Funding Opportunity Number or the CFDA number noted on the TTAP Funding Opportunity and enter either into the new Grants.gov search menu.

The FHWA Office of The Federal Lands Highways has released new Tribal Transportation Program Contact Information

 
 

Federal Highway Administration MAP-21 Website

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Federal Transit Administration MAP-21 Website

Programs and New Program Funding Summary

ABOUT THE TRIBAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a training and technology transfer resource for Native American tribes in the United States. The program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), both of which are agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI).

TTAP CENTERS ESTABLISHED TO ASSIST TRIBAL NATIONS WITH TRANSPORTATION NEEDS

In 1993, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognized a need to expand the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) to serve tribal nations. LTAP centers were originally established by the FHWA in 1982 to enable local government units to improve their transportation networks.

In the same way that the local LTAP centers assist state, county, and city governments, the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) centers provide information about the latest technological ideas and improvements related to road and bridge maintenance, repair, construction, and other issues.

There are seven (7) TTAP centers serving Indian Country:

  • Alaska TTAP
  • Western TTAP
  • Mountain West TTAP
  • Eastern TTAP
  • Northern Plains TTAP
  • Northwest TTAP
  • Southern Plains TTAP

For more information, go to TTAP Programs where you can find links to each one of the TTAP centers.

TTAP Publications

Printed copies of our in-house publications are available on a first-come, first served basis. Priority is given to Tribal Transportation Personnel. PDF versions of most of our publications are available in the TTAP section of this site.

All our videos, publications and CD-ROMs in our lending library are loaned for a four-week period. Two titles may be borrowed at a time.

To order or borrow materials, please e-mail or fax a request to:

barry@nijc.org or, tcoord@nijc.org Fax no. 707-579-9019

To view past issues of publications, videos and Development programs, please visit our website library at: TTAP Resources

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