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Tribal Transportation Outreach


  • Posted: Jul 20
    The free training will be offered Aug. 25 in Washburn. Personnel will learn what it takes to design, install and maintain culverts. The workshop includes a hands-on installation of a corrugated metal pipe on a county road. Register by Aug. 18.
  • Posted: Jul 20
    The article describes how the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation used the FHWA's Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD) approach to improve safety on its roadways. Based on roadway and crash analysis and supported by funding from FHWA, the SWO Tribe installed 30.6 miles of 8-inch rumble strips with 4-inch edge lines.
  • Posted: Jul 6
    This newsletter from National Safety Council highlights a hot weather safety checklist and video, provides tips for identifying signs of heat stress and heat-related illnesses, and offers simple suggestions for beating the heat.
  • Posted: Jul 6
    This live field demonstration is tentatively scheduled for Aug.4 in Mountrail County. The demonstration will include an overview of the application and benefits. Register to receive updates on possible date changes.
  • Posted: Jul 6
    At this July 28 training in Bismarck, learn tips for success, develop your own presentation style, and learn to engage an audience. Register by July 21.
  • Posted: June 2
    Showcase your innovation efforts! If your road department has fabricated a new tool, made modifications to equipment, or incorporated a process that increases safety, reduces costs or improves efficiency, share and showcase your innovation. Entries are due by July 31.
  • Posted: May 19
    MPC's 2021-2022 research program includes work with reservations on the Upper Great Plains and Intermountain west and will focus on COVID-19 and transportation impacts on child hunger, inadequate pedestrian access, dust and a lack of GIS road planning and asset management.
  • Posted: Apr 19
    The 24th annual NTICC will be offered as a virtual event Sept. 27 – Oct. 1. NTICC is a transportation conference for Tribes, by Tribes and offers access to training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. Take the survey to provide input to the planning committee on tracks, topics and training opportunities. Learn more about NTICC.
  • Posted: Mar 22
    Schedule this training for your county or township. The training can be customized to meet your needs and can include any mix of classroom and field training. Instructors have years of experience and provide instruction on topics including equipment maintenance, safety, and principles of good gravel road maintenance.
  • Posted: Mar 22
    This webinar offered Friday, March 26, at 1:00 PM EDT will feature David Veneziano of Iowa LTAP. He will discuss the state-of-knowledge on the effectiveness and impacts of different regulatory and warning signs, as well as discussion on the installation, maintenance, and removal of signs.
  • Posted: Mar 22
    This month's "Safety Talk" from NDLTAP provides steps to help ensure portable fire extinguishers remain ready for use at all times.
  • Posted: Feb 23
    In this Webinar recording, Sara Hendren, design researcher at Olin College, will share stories and examples of the generative, surprising, and universally human ways we can think anew about the design of our homes, workplaces, city streets and more. Elizabeth Guffey and Claire Stanley will join the conversation during a robust Q and A session for the second half of the webinar. The Webinar was presented by America Walks, an organization working to improve walking and moving, and walkability for all.
  • Posted: Feb 17
    Navajo Nation's former Department of Transportation head, Arizona State Representative Arlando Teller, was appointed last week to serve under department secretary Pete Butigeg as deputy assistant secretary of tribal affairs in the Department of Transportation.
  • Posted: Feb 12
    Workzone flagger, CDL prep, heavy equipment operator, project management, scheduling, contracts/bidding and estimating are all available as on-site training. Complete the Training Request Form to request training in your area.
  • Posted: Feb 11
    The webinar will focus on FHWA's Sustainable Pavements Program and how to improve the sustainability of pavement structures, with the potential to deliver environmental, social, and economic benefits. The webinar is Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. EST and is offered by FHWA's Office of Tribal Training.
  • Posted: Dec 8
    Learn about work zone crash modification factors, DOT practices in work zone safety, and sources and values for work zone crash modification factors in this Dec. 18 webinar offered by the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program. The event is free, but registration is required.
  • Posted: Dec 7
    This provides current information on the design, operation and maintenance of pedestrian and bicycle facilities that facilitate connected communities where walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone. The webinar is offered by the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program December 15-17 from 10 a.m. to Noon (ET).
  • Posted: Nov 17
    UGPTI Tribal Liaison Joy Annette, provides an overview of the tragic past suffered by Native Americans, the systemic racism they continue to face and why ancestral knowledge and generational resilience will be keys to a brighter future.
  • Posted: Nov 12
    Congratulations to Levi Brown, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Tribal Affairs Director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, for being named to the 2020 class of Native American 40 Under 40 which recognizes emerging American Indian and Alaska Native leaders across Indian Country. Winners exemplify leadership, initiative, resiliency and dedication.
  • Posted: Nov 4
    During a webinar Thursday, Nov. 12, from 3-4:30 p.m. (ET), learn from a panel of experts about how the scale and scope of TRB's activities expanded steadily over the last 100 years, and what we might expect in the transportation field during the next 100 years.
  • Posted: Jul 15
    View the recorded webinar and presentations. On July 21, we conducted a webinar that examined a wide array of transportation issues, and provided information we need to plan ahead.
  • Posted: Jun 19
    Thousands of Native American women and girls disappear or are killed each year. These women and girls vanish from tribal lands, rural communities, and cities with no official accounting. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore the unique mobility patterns of Native Americans as they travel from rural tribal territories to urban centers.
  • Posted: Jun 15
    The FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation is coordinating a webinar series to review safety strategies for addressing roadway departures. Roadway departure is involved in 63% of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Tribal areas.
  • Posted: Jun 8
    Join MNLTAP June 17 at 10 a.m. to learn how to address potholes, washboards, windrows, disc retrievers, and more.
  • Posted: May 6
    This webinar, the first in the series, will address profile, cross slope, drainage, blades (cutting edges), and more. Register to join us for the live broadcast or, if you can't make it, check this page for the recording after the event. This webinar will be broadcast via Zoom on May 27, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT.
  • Posted: Apr 7
    NDLTAP and the Transportation Learning Network (TLN) have eLearning courses available that can be taken on-demand on any rainy-snowy day that comes your agency's way! Here are links to course listings related to pavement maintenance to get you started.
  • Posted: Apr 2
    Join us for a GRIT update and tour, find out what's new. Brad Wentz will be giving a demonstration of some of the new features recently added to GRIT. This includes new data types in construction planning to track where emergency events such as flooding are happening along with identifying the public impacts such as road closures. A demonstration of how this information along with load restrictions is being made available to the public. Also, our newest team member Kelly Bengtson (former Minnesota, Kittson County Engineer) will demonstrate some basic editing tips for updating the construction history and construction planning layers in GRIT. Leanna Emmer will share tips from the road.
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