News and Annoucements
New National RTAP Technical Brief
Guidance for Rural and Tribal Transit Agencies During a Government Shutdown
Guidance for Rural and Tribal Transit Agencies During a Government Shutdown is a new National RTAP technical brief to help rural and tribal transit agencies better understand the activities that can and cannot take place during a full or partial government shutdown. The brief also provides guidance on what transit agencies should expect and actions they can take before and after a shutdown to minimize the impact. For more information and to view the technical brief go to:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF)
Deadline to apply is May 20, 2019
Funds are available to federally recognized Indian tribes through a competitive, discretionary program. Awarded annually, projects are chosen whose outcomes will address the prevention and reduction of death or serious injuries in transportation related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes. Transportation fatalities and injuries severely impact the quality of life in Indian country. Statistics are consistently higher than the rest of the nation as a whole. For more information and to apply go to:
Save the Date
2019 NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION IN INDIAN COUNTRY (NTICC ) CONFERENCE
Calling all early birds! Early bird pricing for the 2019 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is available today through March 31, 2019. The 2019 NTICC will be held in beautiful Big Sky, Montana at the Big Sky Resort on September 16 - 19, 2019. Join over 500 of your fellow Tribal transportation peers, Tribal leadership, FHWA & BIA representatives, and industry leading experts at the only Tribal transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES.
WHERE: Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana
WHEN: September 16 - 19, 2019
To visit the website and register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-transportation-in-indian-country-conference-2019-registration-53356873846
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: https://volpeusdot.github.io/PLT-Web-Map/
Source code available at https://github.com/VolpeUSDOT/PLT-Web-Map. Pan 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: https://www.transit.dot.gov/TAM/Tribes.