The Tribal Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about tribal transportation
planning, consultation, and coordination on the
TPCB website. It includes links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent
peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.
Successful Practices for Effective Tribal Consultation
This webinar recording features research conducted by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) about practices and programs to achieve successful transportation projects on tribal lands.
FHWA Newsletter: Tribal Case Studies Highlight Effective Intergovernmental Partnerships
This newsletter highlights six case studies that focus on innovative partnership practices between Tribes, State DOTs, MPOs, and other local partners, and explores two of these case studies in depth.
The Role of TTAPs in Tribal Transportation
This article describes the role of the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)in Tribal Transporation planning. In 1991, to help tribal governments improve management of their transportation networks, FHWA created the TTAP program. Today, seven regional TTAP centers provide a variety of training programs, an information clearinghouse, updates on new and existing technology, and personalized technical assistance to tribal governments. Through these core services, the TTAP centers offer help in workforce development, asset management, and solutions to safety, environmental, congestion, capacity, and other issues.
- Tribal Transportation Planning Financial Assistance - The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Planning offers free technical assistance on policy,
program, and technical issues to State, local and tribal transportation agencies.
- Case Studies of
State, MPO, And Tribal Coordination in Transportation Planning - These case studies highlight
innovative consultation practices between tribes, States, and metropolitan planning organizations
(MPOs) within the transportation planning process.
Consultation and Public Involvement Statutory/Regulatory
Requirements: Working with Tribes within the Statewide/Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Processes - This document describes the actions and statutory requirements for working
- Tribal Transportation
Best Practices Guidebook - This guidebook highlights best practices in tribal transportation.
- Tribal Transportation Planning Module Training Series - The Tribal Transportation Planning Module Training Series provides
modules for eight planning topics, designed to assist transportation professionals responsible
for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on Tribal lands.
Click here to access a full list of
Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to tribal planning on the TPCB website.
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to tribal planning:
To browse all events on the TPCB website or to add new ones, please visit the
events calendar or the TPCB Resource Index.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Tribal
Transportation - FHWA works in a government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribal
Governments. FHWA has a Tribal Transportation Program Coordinator that coordinates with FHWA
headquarters and field offices in the federal-aid and federal lands highway programs.
- Federal Highway Administration Tribal Transportation
Planning - The FHWA Tribal Transportation Planning Program delivers products and services
that provide information, training, and technical assistance to the transportation professionals
responsible for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on tribal lands.
On this website, you will find planning news, regulations, policies, training information,
technical resources, and contact information.
- Federal Lands Indian Reservation Roads/Bridges
(IRR) Program - The IRR Program addresses transportation needs of tribes by providing
funds for planning, designing, construction, and maintenance activities. The program is jointly
administered by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
in accordance with an interagency agreement.
- Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) Tribal Transit Program - This webpage provides information about
funding and training associated with tribal transit planning and service provision.
- Indian Reservation Roads Program, Transportation
Planning Procedures and Guidelines
Tribes and Transportation E-Handbook - Transportation Planning and Area Transportation
Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Native American Transportation Issues (ABE80)
U.S. DOT Resources for Tribes and Tribal Governments