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Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance ProgramThe Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a program funded by Cooperative Agreements with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) to assist tribes in developing transportation resources, infrastructure, and development opportunities for Northwest Tribes.
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 384
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
Introduction to Tribal Transportation Planning
Date and Time
July 7 - 10, 2014 and optional day Aug. 15, 2014
EWU and NW TTAP
This class will provide an introduction to tribal transportation planning and the importance of transportation for overall tribal development. The class will include background information on surface transportation statutes and funding historically to the current "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and will include up to date information on Department of Transportation programs including the Tribal Transportation Program's planning, safety, bridge and construction programs, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Tribal Transit program and other FTA programs available to tribes, and the structure, responsibilities and operation of Tribal Transportation departments and their interface with other departments and jurisdictions in development of a Long Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Special attention will be paid to Planning for Safety, Asset Management and Preservation tools including the Road Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS), and related engineering studies, data collection and analysis. Tribal options for implementation and management of tribal transportation programs will be discussed including the BIA direct service, PL93-638 contracting and compacting, Programmatic Agreements with Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Indian Affairs and basic Federal Transit Administration grant requirements.