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The Tribal Technical Assistance Program is part of a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The intention of TTAP is to relate the latest technology and information on tribal roads and bridges, tourism and recreation, and related economic development to tribal transportation and planning personnel.
TTAP provides technology transfer through training workshops, a quarterly newsletter, and the operation of free publication and videotape training libraries.

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2014-10-15 to 2014-10-16

    (Battle Creek, MI)

Please plan to attend the biennial Michigan Intergovernmental Transportation Meeting, which will be held October 15th and 16th, 2014 at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel, 11177 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan.

This biennial meeting of Tribal, Federal, State, Regional and Local Governments is designed as a discussion forum on government-to-government transportation policy, planning and project development. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

There is no conference registration fee for this event, sponsored through a State Planning and Research Grant from the Federal Highway Administration.

    More Information.

2014-04-29 to 2014-05-16


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite you to participate in a National Online Dialogue on the use and scope of programmatic approaches to conduct environmental reviews for transportation projects.

FHWA and FTA will host a webinar for Tribal partners and stakeholders on Tuesday, April 29th from 3:30-4:30pm EDT for anyone interested in learning more about Section 1305 of MAP-21 and the National Online Dialogue.

    More Information.

2014-03-18 to 2014-03-21

    (Nespelem, Washington)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Nespelem, Washington are looking for a Forest Roads Manager. The Salary is $64,584 annually.

    More Information.

    2014 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference
2014-10-20 to 2014-10-22

    (Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, WI)

New Horizons - Enhancing Partnerships & Creating new Opportunities
2014 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference
Hosted by: Oneida Nation
October 20-22-2014
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

For more information see the Save the Date Card

2014-09-22 to 2014-09-25

    (Anchorage, AK)


We invite you to join us at the 17th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference to be held September 22-25, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting applications for conference presentations. If you have a presentation you would like to share at this year’s conference, please complete the attached form by:

July 7, 2014 – Deadline for Submission

Presentation proposals must be submitted under one of the seven categories that characterize this year’s conference: Technology, Planning, Project Management, Safety, Technical, Leadership, or Transit. Each category explores a different aspect of the transportation profession. Presenters have the option to choose 60 or 90 minute time slots. We encourage a maximum of 3 presenters/panelists per presentation.

To help maximize the number and diversity of presenters and perspectives, each individual or group of individuals is limited to three proposal submissions. Reviewers will consider your first three completed proposals as determined by time of submission. In most cases, only the two highest-ranked proposals will be selected for the conference program.

Presentation proposals will be accepted until July 7, 2014.

Notification of Conference Planning Committee decisions will be made by July 18, 2014.

Submissions can be emailed to , faxed to 907-474-5731 or online – visit for more information.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact:

Byron Bluehorse
Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center , faxed to 907-474-5731 or online – visit or 1-888-846-2422

For more information: Call for Presentations

2014-10-13 to 2014-10-18

    (Madison, WI)

October 13-15: The Commissioning Process for Delivering Quality Construction Projects
October 16-17: The Commissioning Process for LEED Projects
October 16-17: The Commissioning Process for Existing Buildings
October 17-18: Certification Orientation/Review and Examination for Accredited Commissioning Process Provider

For more information and to register, see the website.

2014-09-16 to 2014-10-14


Join WoodWorks for Timber Bridge Tuesdays!

We will be covering various topics related to timber bridge technology in a series of 6 weekly Webinars.

Guide for In-Place Preservative Treatment
September 9, 2014 10:00 am Central
Speaker: Stan Lebow, Ph.D., Forest Products Laboratory

Corrosion of Metals in Contact with Wood
September 16 2014 10:00 am Central
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Zelinka, Forest Products Laboratory

Security of Historic Covered Bridges
September 23, 2014 10:00 am Central
Speaker: Travis Hosteng, Bridge Engineering Center

Field Performance of Timber Highway Bridges: A National Study
September 30, 2014 10:00 am Central
Speakers: James P. Wacker, PE, Forest Products Laboratory & Brian K. Brashaw, University of Minnesota Duluth

Use of Laser Scanning Technology to Obtain As-Built Records for Historic Covered Bridges
October 7, 2014 10:00 am Central
Speaker: Brian K. Brashaw, University of Minnesota Duluth & Robert J. Ross, Forest Products Laboratory

Restoring Structural Integrity of Covered Bridge Members
October 14, 2014 10:00 am Central
Speaker: Ron Anthony, Anthony & Associates

Education Credits:
WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW per webinar. Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit per webinar. Professional development certificates will be sent via email after each event.

    More Information.

    Upcoming Trainings from University of Wisconsin-Madison
2014-09-10 to 2014-10-28

    (Madison, WI)

    Upcoming events with Wisconsin LTAP
2014-09-08 to 2014-11-18


Upcoming courses include:
Introductory Principles of Engineering Project Management September 8-9, 2014
Advanced Principles of Engineering Project Management September 11-12, 2014
Lifecycle Optimization of Strategic Assets October 6-7, 2014
ISO 55000: The Future of Asset Management October 8-9, 2014
Mastering the Transition from Technical Expert to Manager October 13-15, 2014
Citywide Asset Management October 21-22, 2014
Effectively Managing Technical Teams November 5-7, 2014
Managing Upwards November 10-11, 2014
Coaching and Mentoring for Technical Leaders November 13-14, 2014
Engineering Economic Analysis and Management
November 17-18, 2014

For more information, visit this website.

2014-08-19 to 2014-11-04

    (Madison, WI)

Maintenance Management Certificate

The Maintenance Management Certificate (MMC) series features practical, problem-solving courses that help new and experienced maintenance professionals keep pace with the latest innovations and technology.

You can earn your Maintenance Management Certificate (MMC) by attending five courses from the MMC series held in Madison or online. Attend as many courses as you wish, in any order, without obligation to the certificate. The choice is yours.

2014-08-05 to 2014-09-23



For Operators/Foremen of Industrial & Agricultural Tractors & Mowers to Maintain Roadway Medians and Right of Way
(3 Professional Development Hours)

Registration Fee
$20.00 Public Agencies
$40.00 Private Agencies

Download Registration PDF

Register Online

Special Note: After you submit your registration information on-line, you will receive an email stating your information has been received. That email is NOT a confirmation of course attendance. You will receive a SECOND EMAIL soon after with a confirmation of your course attendance status. Please send payment AFTER you receive confirmation.

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2014-09-22 to 2014-09-25

    (Anchorage, AK)

2014 NTTC Call for Posters

General: To help facilitate the sharing of information about projects and programs that are going on in the tribal transportation arena, we are holding a poster session at the 2014 National Tribal Transportation Conference. Poster sessions help to inform others of these programs and projects in a less formal way than giving a presentation and allow the creator to have more one-on-one conversation with their audience.
Schedule: Posters will be on display from:

Tuesday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00 am to Noon

You should be present during breaks and meals to provide details about your topic and to be able to answer questions.
Guidelines: Each poster will be 2 feet by 3 feet (horizontal or vertical).
Each poster should include the following information:

Project Title and Author at the top of the board
An abstract of the project along with key points and any pictures.
The poster should be self-explanatory and informative.

Please get your poster to the registration desk by 8:00 am on Tuesday so that it can be mounted on poster board and displayed properly. Poster authors are responsible for collecting their poster at the end of the conference.

Poster Boards/Easels are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about this opportunity or to phone in your registration, contact Byron Bluehorse at 1-888-846-2422. Thank you!

Visit for a pdf of the submission form.

Submissions can be emailed to or faxed to 907-474-5731.