Tribal Transportation News
October 15, 2021
ITA Updates
ITA October Monthly Meeting
October 28, 2021
10:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
ITA Annual Virtual Meeting
December 7-9, 2021
Save the Date
Tribal Transportation Training
This free training is being hosted by
the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and sponsored by Cross Timbers Consulting, Premier Steel, and the FHWA.
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Tribal Land Staff National Conference
Join us for the 11th Tribal Land Staff National Conference to be held April 5-7, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Center, located in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community near Minneapolis. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend, sponsor or exhibit at this important national event.
Funding Opportunities
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

FTA announcedNotice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $25 million through the American Rescue Plan to help public transportation agencies return service from COVID-19 suspensions in ways that can best serve their communities.

Under FTA's Route Planning Restoration Program, funding can be used for transit route restoration planning that is designed to examine ridership following the COVID-19 pandemic, reduce travel times and make adjustments to increase the quality or frequency of transit service for low-income riders and those in disadvantaged neighborhoods or communities who may need increased service to get to jobs, shopping and health care.

Projects will be selected, in part, on their ability to increase racial equity and advance environmental justice, in support of the President’s Executive Order on "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government." The projects will also be examined for their impact on the climate, as referenced in the President’s Executive Order on "Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad." Transit agencies will be given additional consideration for projects that clearly reassess and plan for service that connects those in underserved communities, while helping cut down on car and other trips that increase emissions, particularly in those communities, which are often the most impacted by airborne pollution.

Eligible recipients include any urbanized area formula grant (Section 5307) recipient that has reduced transit service on or after January 20, 2020, due to COVID-19. The maximum award amount for any prospective applicant may be up to $1 million and a local match is not required.
Projects will be evaluated by criteria outlined in the NOFO. Apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 15, 2021.

The NOFO announced the availability of $2.2 billion in discretionary funding for transit systems that need additional assistance to cover operating expenses related to maintaining day-to-day operations, cleaning and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems and maintaining critical staffing levels.

FTA is committed to providing equal access to this session for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email

Project Highlight
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Training Opportunities

FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation Webinar 

USDOT's Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program

October 20, 2021
2:00-3:00 Eastern Time

The Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) provides federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations with greater control, flexibility, and decision-making authority over federal funds used to carry out tribal transportation programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) in tribal communities. The TTSGP also affords Tribes and Tribal organizations with specific rights and federal resources to implement and support their Self-Governance programs. 

Milo Booth, Director of Tribal Affairs, Office of the Secretary - Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation
Note: The webinar platform link and other audio options will be provided well in advance of the event.

Presentations from the 2021 NTICC virtual conference are now available online!
In the News
Oklahoma Transit Association Names New Executive Director

Andrea Ball has been named the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA), with 20 years of multifaceted experience working in trade association management, communications, and public affairs.

OTA members will get the opportunity to connect with Ball at the upcoming OTA Virtual Conference on Transit Tuesdays. The conference will be each Tuesday in October from 2-5pm and registrations are still being accepted.

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