Tribal Transformation Safety and Planning Program

News and Annoucements

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Online Applications due: August 31, 2018
All federally-recognized California Tribes are eligible to apply for funding for roadway safety-related improvements through the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The program aims to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including roads on tribal lands. The program features a $2 million Tribal set-aside program with awards up to $250,000 per Tribe.
Projects must target a safety issue that is identified through a data-driven process and be based on one of the Challenge Areas identified in the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan . Preferred projects are those that can be delivered quickly, have minimal right-of-way and environmental impacts, and are tied to proven safety countermeasures. A licensed engineer is required to certify a portion of the application and Tribes applying for the funds should be capable of meeting all state and federal reporting requirements. Applications must be filed online and are due no later than August 31, 2018.
Several Tribes already have access to the online Tribal Crash and Injury Database which may be helpful in obtaining crash and injury data for roads on or near tribal lands. The database was developed by the UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) using information from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) and tribal area land maps obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Please contact the National Indian Justice Center if you need a password to access the crash and injury database.
Click here to view an HSIP PowerPoint presentation featured at NIJC’s last transportation safety planning workshop.
For more information about the HSIP fund, to view a Caltrans HSIP informational webinar, or to obtain detailed instructions about the HSIP application process, please see:



2019 California Transportation Planning Conference
Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Navigating California's Changing Landscape
For more information click here.



NTICC 2018
National Transportation in Indian Country Conference
p: (480) 659-7101

The 2018 NTICC Schedule has been published:
It can also be accessed on the NTICC website: under the schedule  tab.

Interactive E-map Showing Regional Boundaries of Public Lands Team Partner Agencies

The Volpe Center developed this map to help its staff as well as partners work across agencies and understand the relevant regional context and contacts for collaborative, multi-agency work. To view the map go to:
Source code available at the map to see more U.S. states and territories.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Transit Asset Management (TAM) for Tribes
If your agency is an American Indian tribal transportation provider, then you are a Tier II provider. TAM requirements for Tier II providers, including tribes, are the same. However, tribes face different circumstances and community needs that will affect how they meet the basic requirements of the TAM rule. To visit the website go to: