Welcome to the Northwest TTAP training site. The Northwest TTAP provides several unique venues for training. These include classroom style, webinars, directed self-pace training, online distance learning, workshops, the EWU Annual Summer Institute in Tribal Planning and the Northwest Region TTAP & BIA symposium. The Northwest TTAP also has access to other training through other TTAP centers and our partners with FHWA, BIA, FTA and the state DOT's.
|National Tribal Transportation Conference ||September 25, 2017 ||September 29, 2017 ||The seven TTAP Centers throughout the U.S., in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, bring you the 19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference.|
|2017 Northwest Region Tribal Tansportation Symposium||March 6, 2017 ||March 9, 2017 ||Click here to see the presentations. |
|Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Planning||TBD||N/A|
|Traffic Safety Plans - Data Collection||TBD||N/A|
|Road Life Cycle ||June 6, 2017 ||June 9, 2017 ||The “Road Life Cycle” workshop covers all the developmental aspects of a road project in tribal transportation departments. The course encompasses the entire process from the Planning and the Long Range Transportation Plan, National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI), Transportation Improvement Plan, Funding Options, Road Design, Reporting requirements, NEPA, Contracting, Construction to Close Out Procedures. This is a fundamental workshop for new transportation planners, experienced planners, consultants or for local governments working with tribes on road construction. This workshop describes the process of operating a tribal transportation department and getting a road constructed or road improvements accomplished. This is an informative, extensive, and unique approach to assist tribes in the most effective way to incorporate the proper advance planning, efficient utilization of funds, and the successful management of their tribal transportation departments.|
|Traffic/State/Local Govt. Coordination||TBD||N/A||This training is for tribal/state/local agencies "on information with which to educate employees and constituent groups about the requirement of the government to government relationship." Recently, the State/Tribal Relations Training has undergone major revision in an effort to stay timely and current. The one-day training session covers a tribal historical perspective, legal issues, tribal sovereignty and tribal government. The training allows sufficient time for questions and should assist participatns in furthering their relationship with Tribes. After completing the training, attendees should have a much better understanding of Tribes, their people and unique culture, and an enhanced awareness of the importance of multi-culturalism. Each attendee will be provided with a user-friendly reference book to continue furthering their understanding of contemporary native culture.|
|Census and Population Data for Transportation Planning||January 2017||April 2017 ||This training consist of eight recorded lectures, for a total of 12 hours on census and related data bases, and how data can be downloaded and applied to tribal transportation planning.|
|Tribal Planning Basics||January 2017||March 2017||This training consists of 4 recorded lectures of 1.5 hours each. You will have 8 weeks in which to complete the training. |
|Census and Population Data for Transportation Planning ||TBD ||TBD ||This training consist of eight recorded lectures, for a total of 12 hours on census and related data bases, and how data can be downloaded and applied to tribal transportation planning. |
|Tribal Planning Basics||TBD||TBD||The practice of American Indian tribal planning is based on three foundations: 1) the principle of tribal sovereignty including inherent sovereignty, understood through a combination of the evolution of tribal legislation and tribal court cases that create the power to plan; 2) the application of comprehensive planning processes to the unique setting of individual tribal specific governments; and 3) the evolution and implementation of tribal planning by tribal governments in recent times-the practice of tribal planning.|
FHWA Tribal Planning Training Modules
The FHWA Tribal Transportation Planning Module Training Series provides modules for eight planning topics, designed to assist transportation professionals responsible for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on Tribal lands.
For more information and to download copies of these modules click here.
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