California & Nevada Tribal Transportation Training & Technical Assistance Program

Ongoing Training Programs

(Local, Regional, National and On-Line Training Also Listed Here)

Please share your training session and technical assistance needs with the Western TTAP by responding to the Western TTAP Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment Survey. TTAP can assist with lining up training programs and technical assistance as needed by the tribes and within budgetary constraints of the program. Your responses to the survey found at the links below will help us determine future training topics, locations and dates.

General Tribal Transportation Needs Survey - Needs assessment focusing on general transportaion needs (ranging from admistration capacity building totransportation project implementation).

Safety Circuit Rider (SCR) Needs Survey - Needs assessment focusing on specific transportaion needs (child safety seats, passenger restraints and DUIs)

ESRI Free Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)

Earth Imagery at Work
September 6, 2017 – October 17, 2017

Digital images of earth’s surface produced by remote sensing are the basis of modern mapping. They are also used to create valuable information products across a spectrum of industries. This free online course is for everyone who is interested in applications of earth imagery to increase productivity, save money, protect the environment, and even save lives. Course link.

Roads Inventory Field Database System (RIFDS) Workshop

The Western Tribal Transportation Training and Technical Assistance Program (Western TTAP) held the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Roads Inventory Field Database System (RIFDS) Training. Attached are the workshop training materials: RIFDS Training November 2015 click here. Bridge Numbering Schema click here.

RIFDS Access Checklist

FHWA Resource Center
The Mission to advance transportation technologies and solutions through training, technical assistance, technology deployment, and partnerships.
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National Transit Institute (NTI)

The National Transit Institute, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. To visit the website go to:

National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR)
The National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR) is an online database of information about learning resources for the public-sector transportation workforce. The NTTR is a tool for training managers and frontline transportation professionals. To  visit the website go to:

National Highway Institute (NHI)
The National Highway Institute (NHI), a division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), works to improve the performance of the transportation industry through training. To achieve this mission, NHI provides transportation-related training in several formats including both classroom-based and online learning as well as free Web-based (WBT) seminars and asynchronous training materials. For course search, description and registration click here.

2016 SMS e-Learning Course This course will introduce the participant to Safety Management Systems, describe the four main components of FTA's SMS Framework
2016 NHI Course 135094

Culvert Hydraulic Analysis and Design Program (HY-8) Web-Based. is a prerequisite for Course 135080, Hydrologic Analysis and Modeling with WMS.

2015 NHI Course 130109B Performance-Based Management of Highway bridges. Web-based training (WBT)
2015 NHI Course 130109A Bridge Management Fundamentals. Web-based training (WBT)
2014 NHI Course 380117 Combating Roadway Departures 
2014 NHI Course 133126 National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training -web based. Free
2015 NHI announces that the following updated training is available

130093W Introduction to Earthquake Engineering is a Web-based Training (WBT) prerequisite to the 3-day 130093A Displacement-Based LRFD Seismic Analysis and Design of Bridges Instructor-led Training (ILT). The participants will generally be notified to take the WBT about 1 month before the 130093A ILT session and must complete it before the start of Day 1 of the ILT.

2009 Ongoing National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) The Scheduling and Dispatching for Rural Transit Systems training module describes the scheduler's and dispatcher's roles and responsibilities, and introduces Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies. Module Link
Ongoing Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) The PASS basic program consists of 6 modules and includes comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers with special need. It is based on CTAA’s Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) driver and trainer certification program that has successfully trained and certified over 25,000 drivers and instructors. It is regarded as an industry standard and we are proud to offer this opportunity to take the training in an online format. Course link.
ngoing Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

Also, please remember to share this information with your tribal
liaisons, training officers, and your supervisor, as appropriate.
After April 30, 2008, OPM will charge for this web-based course!