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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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Pathways Newsletter

Information and news for Tribal transportation communities.

The Pathways newsletter has recently been converted to an electronic newsletter (e-newsletter) and is now delivered via email.

Pathways was previously published quarterly by the Michigan Tech Tribal Technical Assistance Program in Michigan's Transportation Technology Institute at Michigan Technological University. Contact the Michigan Tech TTAP office for a free Pathways subscription, to obtain permission to reprint any articles, or to submit articles and suggestions.

Online issues from 2002 and earlier may have poor legibility on screen and the file sizes may be as high as 10MB. These earlier issues have been scanned from archived paper copies. Most of the early issues will print clearly, even if they don't appear very clear on your screen. Beginning with V10N2, the online and print quality is excellent, with file sizes usually between 2-3 MB. You can request very high resolution copies of 2003 and later issues, as well as copies of the pictures used in those issues. If you are interested in learning how to use our archival techniques, send us mail to ttap@mtu.edu.

The newsletters presented here are in Adobe PDF format. You can download a free Adobe PDF Reader from www.adobe.com.

These newsletters are copyright 1993-2013 by Michigan Technological University. Individual issues may have additional copyrighted source material used with permission.

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Converting to e-newsletter format
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Printed Newsletters - 2008 and earlier

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Pathways Volume 14, No. 1
Spring 2008
(2.12 MB)
The Potential of GIS for Managing Tribal Info (Page 1)
Midwest Regional BIA Meeting Wrapup (Page 3)
Centerline Rumble Strips Catching On (Page 4)
RoadSoft® Provides GIS Capabilities to Local Agencies (Page 5)
BIA & ESRI Team Up to Offer Free GIS Software and Training to Tribal Agencies (Page 5)
James Garrigan Recognized for Service (Page 6)
Library: TechBrief: Safety Evaluation of Increasing Retroreflectivity of STOP Signs;
Developing the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program;
NCHRP Synthesis 339 - Centerline Rumble Strips (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 14, No. 2
Summer 2008
(1.93 MB)
Saving Lives and Saving Dollars (Page 1)
ITA Mid-Year Meeting Minutes (Page 3)
TRB NATIC Mid-Year Meeting Minutes (Page 4)
Midwest Regional BIA IRR Training Wrap-up (Page 6)
Library: Managing Vegetation Under Cable Median Barriers;
Investigation of Winter Pavement Tenting;
Surface Transportation Weather and Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Converting to e-newsletter format
Pathways Volume 13, No. 1
Spring 2007
(2.8 MB)
Contents:
ACTT January Meeting Notes (page 1)
Library: Control of Invasive Species, Incident Sign Installation Guide (page 3)
MDOT Adopts New 4-way Left-Turn Signal (page 4)
2007 Training "Season" Underway (Page 5)
Online Training Presentation at TRB (Page 7)
New TTAP Staff Photo (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 13, No. 2
Summer 2007
(2.6 MB)
Contents:
State of Tribal Transportation (Page 1)
Library: Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States: Identification & Control; Tribal Transportation Programs: A Synthesis of Highway Practice (Page 3)
Road Base & Soil Stabilization Showcase (Page 4)
Minnesota Takes Proactive Approach to Control Cutleaf Teasel (Page 6)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 13, No. 3
Fall 2007
(2.5 MB)
Contents:
Federally- Mandated Worker Visibility Regulations (Page 1)
Library: The 2007 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws; Tribal School Zone Safety: Video & Toolkit (Page 3)
Class 2 & 3 Safety Apparel (Page 4)
Michigan Tech TTAP Website Gets a Face-lift (Page 5)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 13, No. 4
Winter 2007
(1.9 MB)
Contents:
Gearing Up for Spring Maintenance (Page 1)
Beware of Meth Lab Waste
(Page 3)
Two Former MTU TTAP Employees Pass Away (Page 6)
Library: National Work Zone Safety Week (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 12, No. 1
Spring 2006
(1.2MB)
Contents:
News: 2005 wrap-up from the program manager (page 1)
Safety: Highway Safety Improvement Program guide (page 1)
Library: New pavement quality, bridge scour, and intersection safety materials in the TTAP library (page 3)
News: New TTAP Web Site (page 4)
Technical tips: Search engine cheat sheet
(page 6)
Training Calendar for 2006 (page 7)
Upcoming events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 12, No. 2
Summer 2006
(2.2MB)
Contents:
News: Tribal/State/BIA Meetings Held (page 1)
Safety: Highways for Life (page 1)
Library: New intersection safety, rural planning, and pavement preservervation materials in the TTAP library (page 3)
Technical article: Road Safety Audit Workshop Wrap-up and Guide (page 4)
Technical tips: Watch out for Poison Ivy! (Page 10)
New Workshop and Training Methods (page 11)
Upcoming events (Page 12)

Special online supplement: Sample Road Safety Audit Checklists from Land Transport New Zealand
Pathways Volume 12, No. 3
Fall 2006
(1.8MB)
Contents:
NCAI Transportation Workshop Updates (Page 1)
Library: New Accessible Pedestrian Design Guides and a Water/Road Interaction Field Guide (Page 3)
Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation (ACTT) Group Formed in Minnesota
(Page 4)
Get Ready for the 9th National Tribal Transportation Conference! (Page 5)
Annual Region 2 TTAP Meeting Held
(Page 6)
A Particularly Hazardous Roadside Hazard (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 12 No.4
Winter 2006
(2.4MB)
Contents:
2006 Minnesota Tribes & Transportation Conference (Page 1)
Library: High-Strength Concrete Bridge Girders and Innovative Finance Primer (Page 3)
Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation (ACTT) Group Meeting Minutes (Page 4)
Workzone Traffic Control Training (Page 6)
Work Break - Moose Hunting Pictures (Page 7)
Upcoming Events (Page 8)
Pathways Volume 11, No. 1
Spring 2004
(1.7MB)
Contents:
Education Cooperation
Safety
Editor’s Corner
New in the TTAP Library
What is it?...
Springtime Sign Maintenance
Upcoming Training & Events
Pathways Volume 11, No. 2
Summer 2004
(1.6MB)
Contents:
New IRR Rules
Safety
Editor’s Corner
Library Resources
Traffic Counting
Welding Training Report
Upcoming Training & Events
Pathways Volume 11, No. 3
Fall 2004
(2.2MB)
Contents:
- Michigan Tech TTAP Welcomes Cheryl Cloud as new manager
- New ice and snow control information in TTAP’s library
- Tribes visit Ukiah, CA to see how crashes were reduced 42% through signing and marking
- Take a look at who’s working for you in our first complete team photo in many years!
- Check the expanded calendar for upcoming events
- The BIA issues new procedural information for the IRR program
Pathways Volume 11, No. 4
Winter 2004

Contents:
- More Training In More Places, More Often (page 1)
- Library: New pavement management and intersection design materials in the TTAP library (page 3)
- Technical Article: Controlling Erosion and Sediment for NPDES Compliance (page 4)
- News: New Classes with a New Level of Training (page 10)
- Feature: People in the Transportation Community (page 11)
- Upcoming events (Page 12)
Pathways Volume 10, No. 3
Spring/Summer 2003
(1.5MB)
Contents:
Transportation Planning Meeting
Nationwide 511 Rollout
Editor’s Corner
New in the TTAP Library
GIS Primer
DOI Blanket GIS Software License
BIAM 57 Inventory with GIS
Upcoming Events

Refer to Volume 10, No. 3
Pathways Volume 10, No. 4
Fall 2003
(1MB)
Contents:
Roadway Safety
Editor’s Corner
New in the TTAP Library
TTAP Advisory Committee Meets
Preventing Slippery Roads
Name This...
Michigan TTAP Client Survey
Refer to Volume 10, No. 4

Pathways Volume 10, No. 1
Spring 2002
(9.5MB)
Contents:
Designing for Pedestrians/Bikes
Bridge Maintenance/Preservation
Replacement Housing/Business
Training Programs
Indian Youth Programs
Highway Technician Certification
Boilermaker Apprenticeships
Events and Training Resources

No editor on staff
No editor on staff
Pathways Volume 10, No. 2
Fall/Winter 2002
(750KB)
Contents:
Transportation Authorization Bill
Editor’s Corner
New in the TTAP Library
GIS-Enabled Machine Control
Upcoming Events

Pathways Volume 9, No. 1 (2001)
(4.5MB)
Pathways Volume 9, No. 2 (2001)
(5MB)
Pathways Volume 9, No. 3 (2001)
(6.25MB)
Pathways Volume 9, No. 4
This issue was published, but is not available online. Call or write us to see if you can order a paper copy.
Pathways Volume 8, No. 1 (2000)
4MB
Pathways Volume 8, No. 2 (2000)
6.5MB
Pathways Volume 8, No. 3 (2000)
9MB
Pathways Volume 8, No. 4 (2000)
7.5MB
Pathways Volume 7, No. 1 (1999)
4.6MB
Pathways Volume 7, No. 2 (1999)
4.5MB
Pathways Volume 7, No. 3 (1999)
5.3MB
Pathways Volume 7, No. 4 (1999)
5.7MB
Pathways Volume 6, No. 1 (1998) Pathways Volume 6, No. 2 (1998) Pathways Volume 6, No. 3 (1998) Pathways Volume 6, No. 4 (1998)
Pathways Volume 5, No. 1 (1997)
This issue was published, but is not available online. Call or write us to see if you can order a paper copy.
Pathways Volume 5, No. 2 (1997)
This issue was published, but is not available online. Call or write us to see if you can order a paper copy.
Pathways Volume 5, No. 3 (1997)
This issue was published, but is not available online. Call or write us to see if you can order a paper copy.
Pathways Volume 5, No. 4 (1997)
This issue was published, but is not available online. Call or write us to see if you can order a paper copy.
Pathways Volume 4, No. 1 (1996)
Pathways Volume 4, No. 2 (1996)
Pathways Volume 4, No. 3 (1996)
Pathways Volume 4, No. 4 (1996)
Pathways Volume 3, No. 1 (1995)
Pathways Volume 3, No. 2 (1995)
Pathways Volume 3, No. 3
(1995)
Pathways Volume 3, No. 4 (1995)
Pathways Volume 2, No. 1 (1994)
Pathways Volume 2, No. 2 (1994)
Pathways Volume 2, No. 3 (1994)
Pathways Volume 2, No. 4 (1994)
Pathways Volume 1, No. 1 (1993)
Pathways Volume 1, No. 2 (1993)
Pathways Volume 1, No. 3 (1993)
Pathways Volume 1, No. 4 (1993)