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  • Posted: Aug 25
    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
    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
    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
    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
    This free workshop will be held in New Town, ND. Learn more by downloading the full workshop agenda.
  • Posted: Jul 30
    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
    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
    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: Jun 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.
  • 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 20
    It does us no good to be trained on how to use a portable fire extinguisher if it is not ready and available for use when needed. So here are a few of the steps we can all take to help ensure we maintain all of our portable fire extinguishers ready for instant use.
  • 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, 2020
    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, 2020
    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, 2020
    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, 2020
    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 12, 2020
    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, 2020
    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.
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