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FHWA OTT Webinars

The FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation periodically hosts webinars to facilitate sharing of information with the transportation departments at Tribal Governments. 


No additional webinars are scheduled at this time. Join our mailing list for notification when new sessions are scheduled.


A recording and description of each past session is posted below.

FHWA OTT Update, BIADOT Update, and Program Coordinating Committee Update

Click to View Recording from April 8, 2020

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Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee (PCC) Updates – Presenter:  Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice Chair, PCC 

The Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee is the recommending committee (25 CFR 170.135) established by federal regulations, to provide input and recommendations to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) concerning the Tribal Transportation Program as detailed in Title 23 U.S.C. 202. The committee consists of 24 Tribal regional representative (two from each BIA region).   

Tribal Transportation Update – Presenters:  LeRoy Gishi, Chief, BIA Division of Transportation and Erin Kenley, Director, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation  

This part of the webinar will include an overview of  the Tribal Transportation Program, Tribal Transportation Self Governance Program, and other FHWA grants.  This webinar will also introduce and provide an overview of this spring webinar series. 

Allowable uses of TTP Funds / PORT

Download presentation from April 15, 2020.  Due to technical difficulties a recording of this session is not available.

Presenter:  Danny Capri, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation, 360-619-7960,

This webinar will provide an overview of Tribal Transportation Program regulations for ensuring allowable uses of TTP funds.  The webinar will also provide information regarding the Tribal Transportation Program Online Reporting Tool (PORT). 

Traffic Control for Road Restrictions

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Introduction:  LeRoy Gishi, Chief, BIA Division of Transportation and Erin Kenley, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation

Presenter:  Eric Ferron, Civil Engineer, FHWA Resource Center Operations Team

Traffic management is important in keeping the traveling public safe.  The webinar provides traffic control information, resources, and standards for road closures and checkpoints.

TTP Finance & Innovative Financing

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Presenters:  Doug Roberts, Financial Management Specialist, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation and Pete Mancauskas, FHWA Innovating Program Delivery (IPD), Center for Innovative Finance Support 

The webinar will provide a discussion of the various tools, expertise, and financing available to the Tribal Transportation community to explore and implement innovative financial strategies to deliver projects.

Click here to join the webinar (Adobe Connect)

or click here for the alternative webinar site (MS Teams).

You may access audio over the computer or dial in at 1-888-251-2909 using the access code: 13645062. 

FHWA Emergency Relief Road Programs / Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Update

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Part 1:  FHWA Emergency Relief Program (ER) / Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) / FEMA Overview – Presenter:  Lorell Duteil, ERFO Program Coordinator, FHWA’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division 

The webinar discusses eligibility and processes involved in applying for FHWA emergency relief roads programs. The presentation also briefly discusses FEMA programs for transportation facilities.

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Part 2:  Federal Resources for Tribal Transit Programs and FTA Policy Updates – Presenter:  Amy Fong, Tribal Transit Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

The webinar presents Federal Transit Administration programs that commonly fund tribal entities, including but not limited to the competitive and formula Tribal Transit Programs. The webinar also presents on FTA funding flexibilities and emergency relief appropriations in FY 2020, other policy updates, and technical assistance and other resources FTA provides for existing and start-up tribal transit agencies. 

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Grant Writing

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Invited Presenters: Ron Hall, President, Bubar & Hall Consulting, LLC and Michael Blankenship, Principal, Greenlight Traffic Engineering

The webinar presents on tying the planning process to grant writing and development of a "vital statistics" data set.  In addition, the webinar includes a presentation on dashboarding safety data.

Transportation Safety Funding

Presenter:  Adam Larsen, Safety Engineer & Safety Program Manager, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation and Kimberly Belone, BIA Indian Highway Safety Program

The webinar presents an overview of federal transportation safety funding programs available to Tribes, including the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program and the FHWA Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF).  The FY20 TTPSF Notice of Funding Opportunity was published on May 7, 2020 and is reviewed in this webinar. 

Construction Management

Presenters:  Karl Gleason, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation and Darcel Collins, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation

The webinar provided information on best practices in construction management with an emphasis on roles and responsibilities, pay quantities, progress payment best practices, and project documentation.

Tribal Bridge Program Update

Presenters:  Russell Garcia, Tribal Transportation Bridge Program Manager, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation and Michael Vasquez, Bridge Program Manager, BIADOT 

The webinar provided the latest information about changes to the Tribal Transportation Program Bridge Fund and bridge inspection program.

BIA Division of Energy and Mineral Development Program

Presenters:  Duane Matt, Geologist, BIA Division of Energy and Mineral Development and Dennis Bodenchuk, Branch Chief, BIA Division of Energy and Mineral Development

The Division of Energy and Mineral Development assists Tribes with the environmentally responsible exploration, development and management of their energy and mineral resources to create sustainable economies for reservations, generate new jobs and economic self-sufficiency.  This session provides an overview of the division and the services they offer. A recording of this session can be found here.

Updated: Monday, August 3, 2020