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  • Posted: Feb 10
    The Alaska Tribal Transportation Work Group will host the event March 29-31 at the Anchorage Embassy Suites Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. The event is for tribal elected officials, tribal transportation staff, tribal administrators, state transportation and transit officials and tribal, state, and federal officials involved with tribal transportation and tribal transit.
  • Posted: Feb 10
    This webinar will be offered March 16 from 2-3 p.m. ET by USDOT’s Office of Tribal Transportation.
  • Posted: Feb 10
    Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants funds are awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. Applications deadline is April 14. A series of webinars on how to compete for RAISE Grants is being offered by USDOT Feb. 9-16
  • Posted: Feb 10
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is soliciting grant proposals from Tribes and Tribal Energy Development Organizations for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use, or develop. Deadline is April 27.
  • Posted: Feb 10
    A Notice of Funding Opportunity recently announced the availability of UP TO $17.8 million over five years to re-establish seven Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Centers across the country. The TTAP Centers will help Tribal governments administer and manage their transportation programs and systems. Applications are due by March 25.
  • Posted: Feb 7
    The two 90-minute webinars Feb. 8-9 will feature Arlando Teller, USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs and Milo Booth, USDOT Director for Tribal Affairs, who will discuss the rollout and implementation of the act. Segments will include presenters from other agencies involved in the rollout.
  • Posted: Feb 7
    Highlights include webinar on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Act implementation, info on NCAI State of Indian Nations and Executive Council Winter Session, Alaska Tribal Transportation Symposium announcement, notice of National Transportation in Indian Country Conference, funding opportunities, TTAP Program update, and more.
  • Posted: Jan 31
    This interactive class is a 2 part class for tribal transportation personnel driving Class A vehicles. Expert instructors will review the CDL Manual, lead classroom discussion and provide practical applications and hands-on exercises.
  • Posted: Jan 27
    This video provides background on a program that encourages 4th grade students to be alert to the four major dangers to North Dakota road signs: shooting, stealing, graffiti and other damage. Students are encouraged to submit drawing to the annual Sign Warrior Calendar Contest. Winning drawings will be used to illustrate next year’s calendar.
  • Posted: Jan 27
    This virtual learning opportunity will focus on the specification language and project management tools to assist in setting timely schedules and establishing expectations for schedule updates. The course will be offered February 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. CT. Register by Feb. 10.
  • Posted: Jan 25
    This Feb. 1 virtual leaning opportunity will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. CT and is targeted at all staff involved in managing construction contracts. This course will define the two basic types of overhead (field and home office) and will show how each of these over head costs should be calculated and appropriate markups determined. The instructor will work through practical, real-world examples. Register by Jan. 27.
  • Posted: Jan 19
    Learn more about specifications, production and roadway performance from regional and national experts at this Jan. 26 event. The is a pre-conference workshop associated with the NDACE County Roads Conference. Conference registration fees cover the cost of the workshop. Registration required.
  • Posted: Jan 19
    This training for maintenance personnel and supervisors will be Feb. 16 in Bismarck and will examine current methods of winter maintenance on the local transportation system and introduce some newer technologies. Highlights will include best practices for snow removal using motor graders and snowplow trucks and product selection and use for anti-icing and de-icing. Register by Feb. 9.
  • Posted: Dec 17, 2021
    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has developed training in almost all highway areas from construction to maintenance. In just a few clicks you can view information on plan reading, math, project inspection and more. Courses can be accessed via UGPTI’s Transportation Learning Network Learning Management System or FHWA’s Center for Local Aid Support website.
  • Posted: Dec 16, 2021
    Register now for the ND Transportation conference. This two day conference, March 1-2, will feature three tracks of presentations and an exhibit hall to highlight the latest developments in ND transportation.
  • Posted: Dec 15, 2021
    NDLTAP, a program that provides expertise and training to counties, townships, municipalities and other road agencies, has expanded its advisory board to include representation from tribal government. Scott Satermo, chief executive for the Three Affiliated Tribes was named to the advisory board.
  • Posted: Dec 13, 2021
    The ND Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, is pleased to announce the 2022 ND Transportation Conference. The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center March 1-2, 2022. The 2022 Concrete Conference and the ND Asphalt Conference will both be held in Bismarck immediately following the Transportation Conference.
  • Posted: Dec 3, 2021
    This Dec. 15 webinar will discuss the importance of pedestrian access for all. The Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed with a focus on how to interpret the requirements in the transportation industry.
  • Posted: Dec 1, 2021
    this webinar, offered Dec. 8 from 12:30-4 p.m. CT and Dec. 9 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. CT, will address both attitude and skill as they relate to handling conflict. Participants will explore different perspectives on conflict resolution and their effectiveness and practice skills that support effective conflict resolution. Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 6.
  • Posted: Nov 29, 2021
    This workshop will be offered in West Fargo December 14 and in Dickinson December 16. Registration is required one week in advance. Participants will learn current methods of winter maintenance on the local transportation system and be introduced to some newer technologies.
  • Posted: Nov 29, 2021
    The latest issue of Safety Talk from the NDLTAP provides some “dos and don’ts” to make snow and ice removal safer for road maintenance personnel.
  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Thus USDOT-FHWA effort focuses on improving the number of declining structurally deficient bridges. Federally recognized Indian tribes may submit an application at any time for eligible tribal transportation bridges for planning, design, engineering, preconstruction, construction, and inspection, or to replace, rehabilitate, seismically retrofit, or paint. Funds may also be used for anti-icing, de-icing, or to implement countermeasures.
  • Posted: Nov 15, 2021
    ND Department of Transportation offers sound advice for winter travel.
  • Posted: Nov 15, 2021
    ND Department of Transportation provides tips for preparing a well-stocked winter emergency kit for your car.
  • Posted: Nov 5, 2021
    During this free on-line workshop, learn more about the Federal Highway Administration - who we are, where we work, and what we offer! Also learn about career opportunities for full-time, part-time, internship, recent graduate, mid-career, and Senior Executive Service work.
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    This training will be offered in Minot and Mandan on November 9 & 10, respectively. This program will assist those working in the roadway in understanding the key elements used to control the traveling public as well as the employee’s role in the development of a safe and effective work zone. Registration required one week in advance.
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    Mark your calendars for March 1-2, 2022, and plan to attend this statewide conference at the Bismarck Event Center. The event will feature three tracks of presentations, an exhibit hall, and sponsorship opportunities. All who work within the transportation network are welcome.
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    Join members of the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues and the National Indian Justice Center November 17 for an online event to explore why engaging and developing the Tribal workforce is critical to maintaining the nation’s rural transportation infrastructure and how the future of Tribal technical assistance is key to achieving that goal.
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    Transportation Research Board will host a webinar on Monday, November 8, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the use of geosynthetics in road construction. Preregistration is required. Tribal employees receive complimentary registration.
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the resilient aspects of asphalt pavements. Presenters will explore the Federal Highway Administration’s approach to pavement resilience and highlight recent innovations. Preregistration is required.
  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    North Dakota State University’s Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute recently launched a special Tribal Sign Warrior calendar to raise awareness of the dangers of sign damage and vandalism among elementary age students. Illustrations in the calendar were created by fourth graders from tribes across the state. The calendar and this article were recently featured by Tribalsafety.org, an online community working to reduce injuries and fatalities from transportation incidents in Tribal areas.
  • Posted: Sep 21, 2021
    This document provides highlights and an overview of the latest updates, enhancements and new features in UGPTI’s Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool (GRIT).
  • Posted: Sep 21, 2021
    As days become shorter, many people will find themselves spending more time driving in the dark. The National Safety Council offers tips for improving safety when driving at night.
  • Posted: Sep 17, 2021
    Author Andy Clark will help the audience learn about people living along and moving through the Missouri River Valley between A.D. 1000 and 1750. The presentation is part of the Visiting Scientists Series and will be held at the Russell Reid Auditorium at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck.
  • Posted: Aug 26, 2021
    This training in Belfield (Sept. 22) and Oakes (Sept. 30) will describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety on existing roads and during road design. Participants will learn to plan implement and fund low-cost safety measures and identify effective ways of encouraging communities to make roads safer.
  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    This annual conference will be held Oct. 19-21 in Sioux Falls, SD, and will feature sessions on gravel and pavement maintenance strategies, team building, innovation, welding, roadway foundations, equipment safety and more. Registration is $100. NDLTAP is providing free registration for 10 first-time attendees and is sponsoring a bus to the conference.
  • Posted: Aug 16, 2021
    The agenda and registration information for the virtual conference is now available. The conference is scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 and features 20 breakout sessions in five conference tracks and featuring more than 50 expert presenters.
  • Posted: Aug 16, 2021
    The 2021-2022 calendar features drawings by 4th grade students from across the state as part off a sign protection awareness program that encourages youth to be alert to the four major dangers to road signs: shooting, stealing, graffiti, and other damage. The calendar also features tribal words and images and a focus on the theme of respect.
  • Posted: Aug 9, 2021
    The GRIT program has been enhanced and additions have been made to the program. Join the webinar August 11 at 3 p.m. to see a demonstration of the new features. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
  • Posted: Aug 6, 2021
    This free workshop will be held in New Town, ND. Learn more by downloading the full workshop agenda.
  • Posted: Jul 30, 2021
    American Indians and Alaska Natives are more at risk for getting injured or killed in a car crash than other Americans. This fact sheet offers tips for correct use of seatbelts and child booster seats.
  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest motor vehicle-related death rates of all racial and ethnic groups. However, crash-related injuries and deaths among members of tribal nations can be prevented. The toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers fact sheets, posters, and a video that include steps for road safety, including increasing child safety seat use, increasing seat belt use and decreasing alcohol-impaired driving.
  • Posted: Jul 20, 2021
    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, 2021
    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, 2021
    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, 2021
    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, 2021
    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: Jun 2, 2021
    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.
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