News and Announcements
Active Transportation Assessments with California Native American Tribes Project
Thank you for all of the contractors that have submitted proposals. We will be selecting a contractor in the new few weeks and then opening an application for tribes to participate in the project. Please check back here soon for the tribal application.
The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community, in partnership with the National Indian Justice Center, is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Active Transportation Assessments with California Native American Tribes Project.
The project requires Active Transportation Consultants to conduct Active Transportation Assessments with 12 federally-recognized Tribes located in California and produce active transportation reports for each of the 12 Tribes using data and information from the assessments. A report summarizing the findings for the project will also be produced.
The Active Transportation Assessments will document the current and projected needs of pedestrians and bicyclists (including connections with transit where applicable) in the participating Tribal communities, the available road, pedestrian, bicycle and transit infrastructure and conditions, and future short-term and long-term improvements (infrastructure and non-infrastructure) to meet demands for active transportation options by all users of the transportation facilities within, or providing access to, the participating Tribes’ lands. The data and information from the assessments will be used by the participating tribal communities in their long-range transportation plans and transportation improvement plans to develop multi-modal and safe transportation systems.
The participating tribes will also use the assessments to justify their needs and improve their ability to compete for Active Transportation Program funding and other funding to implement improvements. Data from the studies will be shared with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) so that it may be integrated into Caltrans’ decision making in infrastructure investments. Community input will inform the entire project process and deliverables through the engagement of the participating Tribal advisory committee to guide the project and develop or adapt active transportation assessment tools and methods to tribal communities located through-out California; interactive community scoping meetings to engage tribal participants, local tribal community member participation in conducting the assessments; tribal review and feedback on their respective draft assessment reports; and advisory committee review and feedback on data delivered to Caltrans.
For more information on this project, please contact Ben Myers, Staff Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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