The FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation periodically hosts webinars to facilitate sharing of information with the transportation departments at Tribal Governments.
Update on USDOT's Policy on Tribal Consultation
June 16, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
On March 9, 2021 the U.S. DOT announced its intent to engage in Tribal consultation on whether our existing consultation policies and practices are effective in implementing Executive Order 13175 and ways we can improve our outreach and communication with Indian Tribes. The closing date for comments were on April 19, 2021.
Tribal Project Showcase: TBD
Milo Booth, Director of Tribal Affairs, Office of the Secretary - Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation
Teleconference line: 888-273-3658 - Access Code: 5059125
Adobe Connect Link: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/ttpwebinars/
MS Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting
A recording and description of each past session is posted below.
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.
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, Danny.Capri@dot.gov
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date of Webinar: September 16, 2020
Presenters: Brian Allen, Program Delivery Manager, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation and Jaime Torres-Gonzalez, Field Team Leader, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
This TTP 101 webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of the purpose and policies of Tribal Transportation Program, including laws and regulations that govern the program.
View the recording: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p6r1nuw5vh11/
Presentation: TTP 101
This TTP 101 webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of the Tribal Transportation Planning processes and documents that are required to deliver the Tribal Transportation Program.
Misty Klann, Program Planning Specialist, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Manuel Sanchez, Senior Tribal Transportation Program Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Original Webinar Date: 10/21/20
Recorded Webinar: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/podfqgrqbcu3/
Presentation: TTP 101 Planning
This just-in-time webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of the Tribal Transportation Program Online Reporting Tool (PORT), used to collect Tribal data on projects and activities funded through the Tribal Transportation Program.
Danny Capri, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Original Webinar Date: 10/26/20
Recording of Webinar:
Additional Documents: Port Training Webinar
Virtual public involvement (VPI) supports agencies’ efforts to engage the public more effectively by supplementing face-to-face information sharing with technology. In this pandemic period, VPI becomes more essential than supplementing in-person interactions. Innovative VPI techniques provide Tribal Governments with a platform to inform the public and receive feedback during planning and project development processes.
Misty Klann, Program Planning Specialist, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Carolyn Nelson, Project Development Specialist, FHWA Office of Project Development & Environmental Review
No registration is required. To join the webinar on November 4, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, choose one of these options:
For Recorded Webinar: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p1y0xteiqwx6/
For Best Audio, please use teleconference line: 888-273-3658 - Access Code: 5059125
CM/GC is a project delivery method or alternate contracting methods where a designer of record and construction manager are hired at the same time and the contracts are negotiated on rather than bid on. This roundtable will discuss the experience that Tribes have had with CM/GC and they will discuss the benefits and lessons learned throughout the process.
Karl Gleason – FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
David Deutsawe – Pueblo of Acoma
Chris McCray – Pawnee Nation
Timothy Oliver – Gila River Indian Community
Scott Johnston – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Ken Atkins – FHWA Resource Center
No registration is required. To join the webinar on November 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, choose one of these options:
Link to Recording: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/pwerobke2evz/
Documents: CM/GC Roundtable
Toolkit Introductory Webinar
A webinar will be held on Nov. 19 at 3:30-4:30 Eastern / 12:30-1:30 Pacific to introduce the toolkit, answer questions from Tribes, and introduce a pilot project that may further improve the toolkit. No registration is necessary.
For additional information: https://www.tribalsafety.org/tribal-crash-reporting-toolkit
This TTP 101 webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of the documentation required for the project package, which is required prior to starting construction.
Terry Schumann, Environmental Protection Specialist, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
David Cremer, Environmental Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Tribal Project Showcase: Christy Ladd, Planning Manager, Ohkay Owingeh
No registration is required. To join the webinar on December 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, choose one of these options
Webinar Recording: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/pt4xr9a5op08/
This TTP 101 webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of construction management best practices and construction project closeout requirements.
Todd Brockmann, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Kevin Spohrer, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
Tribal Project Showcase: Vernon Lujan, Deputy Tribal Programs Administrator, Pueblo of Taos
Webinar Recording: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p6xiaf4n9yf1/
Sustainable Pavement Program – Feb. 17, 2021
This webinar will bring awareness to FHWA’s Sustainable Pavements Program. There is a unique opportunity to improve the sustainability of pavement structures with the potential to deliver tremendous environmental, social, and economic benefits. With regard to those components, listed below are just a few examples of how pavements can impact sustainability:
•Environmental component: energy consumption; GHG emissions; noise; air quality; stormwater treatment.
•Social component: safety (fatalities, injuries, property damage); smoothness; vehicle operating costs; GHG emissions; access, mobility; aesthetics.
•Economic: construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation costs; vehicle operating costs; crash costs.
Presenter: Manuel Sanchez, Tribal Coordinator, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
New Program Review Effort
March 17, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Introduction of a new Program Review effort for TTP. 25 CFR 170.703 states that BIADOT and FHWA shall conduct formal program reviews of BIA Regional Offices or Tribes to examine program procedures and identify improvements. The review will provide recommendations to improve the program, processes and controls of management, planning, design, construction, financial and administration activities.
Tribal Project Showcase: Sheri Bozic, Director, Planning Development & Transportation Department, Pueblo of Jemez
Greg Newhouse, Management and Program Analyst, FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation
April 21, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is an initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. Specifically, rural transportation infrastructure’s unique challenges need to be considered in order to meet our Nation’s priority transportation goals of safety and economic competitiveness.
Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Implementation will discuss how to use the LRTP to identify discretionary grant opportunities and innovative financing mechanisms.
The webinar will also highlight how rural areas have used Innovative Financing to successfully fund projects.
Tribal Project Showcase: Sharon Ray, Acting Director, Seneca Nation of Indians Department of Transportation
Benjamin Anderson, Special Projects Planner, Seneca Nation of Indians Department of Transportation
Robert Hyman, USDOT ROUTES Initiative
Alex Clegg, USDOT ROUTES Initiative
Jill Stark, FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
Peter Mancauskas, FHWA Center for Innovative Finance Support
May 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
MSAR will soon be required for all FHWA Emergency Relief projects. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) required an electronic, secure, and scalable mobile solution to replace the
existing paper assessment and inspection reporting processes that support the Emergency Relief (ER) and Emergency Relief for Federally-owned Roads (ERFO) Programs
Tribal Project Showcase: TBD
Lorell Duteil, ERFO Coordinator, FHWA Central Federal Lands
Steve Hinz, ERFO Coordinator, FHWA Western Federal Lands