Tribal Transportation News
March 16, 2022
Upcoming Meetings
Committee Meeting

The next Tribal Transportation Safety Management System Steering Committee Meeting will be held March 21 at 9am – 11am Pacific Time as a virtual meeting. 
Please register below if you plan to attend. Please also share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending.
When: Monday Mar 21, 2022
09:00 AM Pacific Time (2 hours)
Register in advance for this virtual meeting:
Tentative agenda includes:
  • Roundtable updates – Committee members share brief updates on their recent transportation safety projects
  • Tribal Transportation Safety in the new highway bill
  • Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit updates
  • Future of
  • Upcoming events
Upcoming Events
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. Limited spots available, and they are filling up quickly! Register soon via the link below to reserve your spot.
MAGIC 2022 Symposium Registration Now Open
Bring your spatial needs and leave with spatial solutions!!! Registration is now open for the 2022 MAGIC Symposium held at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, MO on the beautiful Branson Landing. GIS practitioners from all industries will converge to share experience, knowledge, and ideas that make everything better as only GIS can.

April 11-14, 2022
Branson, MO
Early Registration ends March 4

Please join us for the 11th Tribal Land Staff National Conference in 2022!. This special gathering will be held April 5-7, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Center, located in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community near Minneapolis. The conference theme is: People, Purpose and Passion: Leading the Way in Tribal Land Management.

The conference will include more than two dozen sessions that will highlight this year's theme. Conference sessions always invoke great discussions for participants, and offer a high-quality learning experience. This year's sessions include such topics as: 
  • Tribal land acquisitions for economic development
  • Agricultural Resource Management Plans
  • Strategies for negotiating rights-of-way
  • Transfer of federal land to tribal governments
  • Introducing the Native Land Information System
  • Much more
April 25-29, 2022
Southeastern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120

The National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center is hosting the 12th annual National Tribal GIS Conference, co-hosted by Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. This year attendees from across the country will have access to hands-on workshops & networking opportunities to support the utilization of Geospatial Information Technologies within Indian Country.

This year's theme "Geospatial Resilience in Indian Country" aims to showcase how tribal communities use various technologies as supporting tools to identify issues and solutions of the past, present and future.

Detailed agenda coming soon.
In the News
The Oklahoma State Transportation Innovation Council now has its own website! You can check it out here:
The Federal Transit Administration has announced the FY 2021 Tribal Transit project selections. Cross Timbers worked with these tribes to secure funding to expand transit services in Indian Country: Craig Tribal Association (AK), Klawock Cooperative Association (AK), Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town (OK), Kaw Nation (OK), and Wichita & Affiliated Tribes (OK).
The Oklahoma Tribal Transportation Council is accepting membership applications for 2022. Whether you are a continuing member or are new to the OTTC, you will need to submit the application (below) and membership fees by March 31.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) into law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and economy in our Nation’s history. It provides $550 billion over fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new Federal investment in infrastructure, including in roads, bridges, and mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband.

Below are some helpful websites for more information about BIL.
Project Highlight
We would love to highlight one of your projects! Just contact us for more information about doing that.
Funding Opportunities
The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $9.9 billion for thirteen rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.

In each competition, DOT receives hundreds of applications to build and repair critical pieces of our freight and passenger transportation networks. The RAISE program enables DOT to examine these projects on their merits to help ensure that taxpayers are getting the highest value for every dollar invested.

The eligibility requirements of RAISE allow project sponsors at the State and local levels to obtain funding for multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional projects that are more difficult to support through traditional DOT programs. RAISE can fund port and freight rail projects, for example, which play a critical role in our ability to move freight but have limited sources of Federal funds. RAISE can provide capital funding directly to any public entity, including municipalities, counties, port authorities, tribal governments, MPOs, or others in contrast to traditional Federal programs which provide funding to very specific groups of applicants (mostly State DOTs and transit agencies). This flexibility allows RAISE and our traditional partners at the State and local levels to work directly with a host of entities that own, operate, and maintain much of our transportation infrastructure, but otherwise cannot turn to the Federal government for support.
FTA Funding Opportunity
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $8.75 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.

Complete proposals must be submitted by May 25, 2022. Click button below for more information.
Save the Date
August 22 - 26, 2022
Louisville Omni Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky
The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the one-stop-shop transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES. NTICC offers access to relevant training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. 
NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.

Registration is now open!
Registration now open!
The 2022 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for the in person 2022 NTICC. Those interested in sharing their experiences, ideas, or projects with the greater NTICC community are asked to submit a presentation proposal by Monday, March 28, 2022. Please review the Call for Presentation Information prior to submitting your proposal. Proposals can be submitted HERE
Training Opportunities
Updated Web-Based Trainings (WBTs) at National Highway Institute

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has created significant changes within our web-based trainings (WBT)! These popular online courses are now section 508 compliant to ensure equal accessibility for each participant. Our mission at NHI is to create a more comfortable learning experience for all.

Web-based trainings use instructional media, thought prompts, and relevant resources to provide the best content to assist you with excelling in your career. Learners can access the training from any location, and complete at your own pace during a six-month period.

Join the transportation community in discovering how WBT courses are designed to meet your individual needs by registering for a WBT course today!
Get Your Safety Projects Funded

If you have a safety project in mind, now is the time to get prepared to request safety funding. In 2022, the FHWA Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund will accept applications for about $45 million of grant funding from fiscal years 2022 and 2023. This is over 4 times the funding that was available in 2021. In addition, FHWA will soon announce details on the Safe Streets and Roads for All program which will provide $1 billion each year to local agencies and Tribes for transportation safety plans and implementation of those plans. For additional information when there are further updates about these funding opportunities, consider subscribing to the mailing list at
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Planners Still Available!

Let us know if you would like one of our 2022 planners. Planners are available to the first 250 people who email us a request.

Just email us with your name, tribe, address, and how many planners you would like. We will put them in the mail to you.
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May 2-3
May 11-12
May 17-18

May 26

Aug. 22-26
Check out the full Calendar of Events on our website!
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