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Tribal Transportation Outreach


  • 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 27
    This free webinar scheduled for Thursday, June 3, is sponsored by the FHWA and will cover the use of a mobile barrier system and a moveable concrete barrier system including procurement process, deployment, typical applications, limitations, maintenance, training and lessons learned.
  • 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: May 17
    This full-day in-person training will be offered in Devils Lake and Watford City. Local officials, road superintendents, equipment operators and others will learn about key elements of bridges including, loading factors, maintenance best practices, load limits, inspections, sign requirements and more. Space is limited, so register soon! Registrants from tribal agencies may qualify for a fee waiver. Contact joy.annette@ndsu.edu for more information.
  • 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: Apr 12
    This free class offered May 4 in Bowman includes tips on sign ordering, sign inventory systems, layout worksheets, sign trucks, and tips from sign experts. County, township and city staff as well as others such as commissioners, superintendents, township officers and those in supervisory roles should register as soon as possible because the number of participants is limited.
  • Posted: Apr 8
    You don't need a title to be a leader. This May 11-12 training in Minot will help contractors, superintendents, foremen, and operators learn to become persons of influence, lead from any position, develop a career leader, and grow leadership skills. Registrants from tribal agencies may qualify for a fee waiver. Contact joy.annette@ndsu.edu for more information.
  • Posted: Mar 31
    These April workshops in Barnes, McHenry, and Stark counties focus on finding and evaluating gravel sources, making realistic specifications, how owners and suppliers work together to provide quality results and adding clay (natures glue) to gravel surfacing. Space is limited. Registrants from tribal agencies may qualify for a free waiver. Contact joy.annette@ndsu.edu for more information.
  • Posted: Mar 22
    Register by April 5 for this no-cost, day-long training offered in Bismarck by NDLTAP. The training which will cover health hazards associated with silica exposure as well as common violations, protective measures, and safety measures for trenching and excavating.
  • 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 will be offered Thursday, March 25, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT and is geared towards engineers, technicians, and practitioners working for local and state DOTs who are interested in learning more about traffic control practices when a work zone is placed through an intersection.
  • 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 webinar offered Thursday, April 22, from 3:30-4:45 PM EDT, will feature John W. Shaw of Iowa State University. This presentation is the first in a two-part series that will help agencies and contractors prepare for the combined effects of construction and adverse weather/climate events.
  • 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: Mar 5
    NDLTAP will choose 16 drawings to feature on its annual calendar to be distributed across the state. Fourth graders will use their drawings to draw attention to the dangers and costs of sign damage across North Dakota.
  • Posted: Mar 5
    Bill Haydt, director of Trauner Consulting Services, will give participants in this March 9 webinar tools to determine the true costs of delays for a construction project.
  • Posted: Mar 5
    In this March 10 Webinar, Bryce Wuori, Wuori Consulting, will describe a number of technology advancements that are being employed in asphalt paving to greatly enhance pavement quality.
  • Posted: Mar 2
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is now accepting applications for FY-22 grants for this program until May 1, 2021. This year Tribes may apply to fund a "Highway Safety Specialist" staff position. The IHSP also continues the funding for "Occupant Protection" and "Law Enforcement" grants.
  • Posted: Feb 23
    In lieu of it's annual "How To" Conference" the Northland Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association will present a virtual min event March 17-18. The event is for everyone that works on roadway design, construction or maintenance and no registration is required. Topics include, compliant sign supports, work zone temporary traffic controls, pavement markings, and sign installation.
  • 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 12
    FHWA extended the comment period for a notice of proposed amendments to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Streets and Highways. The MUTCD "defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel."
  • 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: Feb 11
    The meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 1-4:30 p.m. EST. The agenda includes an update on the Tribal Transportation Program and the Tribal Transportation Assistance Program, committee reports and an opportunity for public comment.
  • Posted: Feb 8
    This February 9 presentation will empower your project team to eliminate, or at least mitigate or avoid, construction contract claims. The presentation will focus on issues that are most likely to result in claims and then identify tools to address these issues successfully.
  • Posted: Feb 5
    Captain Rick Smith (retired) created the IHS National Injury Prevention Program and was a tremendous advocate for injury prevention in Indian Country. Rick Smith Award nominations can be for IHS staff, tribal programs, partners, or groups whose efforts and contributions in the field of injury prevention have had significant impact on the public health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Posted: Jan 6
    The January 13-14 event will feature technical training on pavement design, sustainable pavements, concrete overlays, pavement management and more. Register by January 11.
  • 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 30
    Dr. Chris Pantelides, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, will present a webinar on his research, "Seismic Repair of Concrete Wall Piers Using CFRP Active Confinement" on Thursday, Dec. 3. Registration is required.
  • Posted: Nov 27
    UGPTI's Transportation Learning Network (TLN) has launched its 2020-2021 training season with an increased emphasis on high-quality, timely, innovative, and practical content that cooperators can use immediately.
  • Posted: Nov 20
    Gain a working knowledge of how to improve gravel performance and life in this Dec. 1 virtual training from NDLTAP. Register by Nov. 27. Learn tips on how to find and evaluate gravel sources, set realistic specifications, get owners and suppliers working together provide quality results, and adding clay (nature's glue) to gravel surfacing.
  • 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 10
    Celebrate the rich culture, history, traditions, and recognize the achievements and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. All events are free and open to the public.
  • 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: Nov 2
    Every Day Counts identifies and rapidly deploys proven, but underutilized innovations to enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion and integrate automation. The summit will bring together transportation leaders and front-line professions to encourage creative thinking.
  • Posted: Sep 16
    The program provides federal funding to projects of national significance for construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of transportation facilities within, adjacent to, or providing access to federal or tribal lands. Application deadline is Nov. 2.
  • 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
    The page, guided by a steering committee of county and UGPTI staff, is a place to share ideas, thoughts and suggestions on how North Dakota cities, counties, and tribes can make use of GRIT (Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool) for roadway asset management. Watch for tips and tricks that make data collection and entry into GRIT easy.
  • 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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