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2022 NTICC
PRESENTATIONS

TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM 101

FACILITATORS: BYRON BLUEHORSE, SOVEREIGN PLANNING
BRIAN ALLEN, P.E. FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER, FHWA OTT

USDOT SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ADDRESS

PETE BUTTIGIEG, U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
 

OPENING PLENARY SESSION 

  • ITA ADDRESS – GERRY HOPE, ITA VICE PRESIDENT, SITKA TRIBE OF ALASKA

  • TTPCC UPDATE – JONAH BEGAY, NAVAJO NATION DOT, TTPCC MEMBER

  • FHWA OTT ADDRESS – ERIN KENLEY, DIRECTOR, FHWA OTT

  • FHWA TTAP ADDRESS – JOE CONWAY, LOCAL AID SUPPORT TEAM DIRECTOR, FHWA OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT (HIT)

  • BIA DOT ADDRESS – LEROY GISHI, BIA DOT

FEDERAL FUNDING UPDATES PANEL SESSION

  • BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FUNDING OVERVIEW - ARLANDO TELLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, USDOT

  • FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION - CINDY TERWILLIGER, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR, REGION 8, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

  • FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION - JENNIFER MITCHELL, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

  • FHWA OFFICE OF TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION- ELIZABETH ROMERO, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION MANAGER, FHWA OFFICE OF TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION

  • FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION - THOMAS LIBERATORE, CHIEF, STATE PROGRAMS DIVISION, FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION


 ADDRESSING ROADWAY DEPARTURE [SAFETY]

 Presenter: Adam Larsen, Safety Engineer & Safety Program Manager, FHWA OTT


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL MISSION OVERVIEW AND FRAUD INDICATORS [HOT TOPICS]
Presenters: Brian Christ, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, US DOT, Office of Inspector General
Brian Turk, Special Agent, US DOT, Office of Inspector General


TRIBAL TRANSIT PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, & IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS [TRANSIT]

Presenter: Walt Diangson, WRLDCO Transit Consulting


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES RESEARCH STUDY [PLANNING] 
Misty Klann, Program Planning Specialist, FHWA OTT  I  Jared Fjalkowski, Community Planner, USDOT Volpe Center
Jennifer Jack, Roads Section Manager, Public Works Department, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community


FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN TRIBES UNDER THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW [FUNDING] 

Presenters: Cindi Ptak, Hummingbird Collective

PROVIDING ACCESS TO TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIAN COUNTRY: A TRIBAL-STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP [HOT TOPICS] 
Presenters: Adrien Carretero, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Travis Vake, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Mindy Heinkel, Minnesota Department of Transportation

CONTRACTS [PM/M&O] 

Presenter: Edward J. Hermes, Law Offices of Snell & Wilmer


TRIBAL TRANSIT PLANNING [TRANSIT] 

Presenter: David Kack, Montana State University Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM)

DEVELOPING & NURTURING PRIVATE SECTOR, STATE AND TRIBAL LABOR RELATIONS [PLANNING]

Presenters: Collin Price, Tribal Labor Advisory Committee
Cyless Peterson, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Sonya Knueppel, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Tribal Labor Advisory Committee


FUNDING 101 - GRANT ADMINISTRATION, GRANT REPORTING, MANAGING FUNDING [FUNDING] 

Presenter: Cindi Ptak, Hummingbird Collective


TRIBAL REGULATION, ENFORCEMENT AND ADJUDICATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES IN INDIAN COUNTRY [HOT TOPICS]
Presenter: Jan Morris, National Tribal Justice Center

EFFECTS OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ON HEALTH OF TRIBAL RESIDENTS 

Dr. Chelsea White, UNM Center for Rural and Tribal EMS


MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES IN INDIAN COUNTY: THE SILENT, DEADLY EPIDEMIC [SAFETY] 
Moderator: Sam Sinclair, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Presenters: Todd Mulvey, Forest County Potawatomi Community
Roland Pandolfi, Miccosukee Tribal Police
KaRee Liimatainen, Injury Prevention Program, Fond du Lac Human Services Division


SIGNING MADE SIMPLE [PM/M&O] 

Presenter: Dale Heglund, North Dakota LTAP


FTA’S TRIBAL TRANSIT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ASSESSMENTS [TRANSIT] 

Presenters: Elan Flippin, Federal Transit Administration
Dana Lucas, The DMP Group I Jennifer Stewart, The DMP Group


COMPLETE STREETS & TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION [PLANNING]

Presenter: Pamela Jurney, Cross Timbers Consulting

WALKABILITY IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Presenter: Pamela Jurney, Cross Timbers Consulting


TRIBAL INDIAN HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM [FUNDING] 

Presenter: Lawrence Robertson, Indian Highway Safety Program


THE PATH TO ZERO EMISSIONS AND HOW TO REDUCE COSTS ALONG THE WAY [HOT TOPICS] 
Presenters: Steve Whaley, Propane Education & Research Council
Jill Drury, Propane Education & Research Council
Monte McLeod, Thompson Gas


TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION’S ROLE IN ADDRESSING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

TR NEWS Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - How Can Transportation Stop Traffickers?

Presenters: Annie Sovcik, Truckers Against Trafficking
Representative Ruth Buffalo, North Dakota Legislative Assembly
Margo Hill, Eastern Washington University Small Urban Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility
Kristen Joyner, KJ Backpack

ACCESSIBILITY DOES NOT EQUAL SAFETY - WE NEED TO PROVIDE BOTH FOR PEDESTRIANS [SAFETY]

Presenter: Ron Eck, West Virginia LTAP


PAVEMENT PRESERVATION [PM/M&O] 

Presenter: Dale Heglund, North Dakota LTAP


CONNECTING TRIBAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH RAIL [RAIL] 
Presenters: Allison Ishihara Fultz, Chief Counsel

Ryan Arbuckle, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Manager
Lyle Leitelt, Community Planner
Katie List, Community Planner


MODERNIZING THE TTP INVENTORY UPDATE PROCESS (KEEP IT SIMPLE) – LOOKING AT THE 2022 MISSISSIPPI BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIANS INVENTORY UPDATE [PLANNING] 
Presenters: Matt Riddell, Qk4
Hickory Adams, Qk4
Morgan Keck, Qk4


FUNDING 101 - GRANT ADMINISTRATION, GRANT REPORTING, MANAGE FUNDING [FUNDING] Presenter: Cindi Ptak, Hummingbird Collective


CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT 101 [PM/M&O] 

Presenter: Todd Macalady, Director, Center for Tribal Transportation


GROWING TRAFFIC SAFETY CULTURE IN INDIAN COUNTRY [SAFETY]
Presenter: Jay Otto, Center for Health & Safety Culture, Montana State University


CRAFCO CRACK SEALING DEMONSTRATION I: CLASSROOM [M&O] 
Presenters: Brandi Julian, Crafco
Bryan Darling, Crafco


EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROCUREMENT BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK [TRANSIT] 

Presenter: James Harper, Federal Transit Administration


TRB AME30 STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION ISSUES MID-YEAR MEETING
Facilitator: Misty Klann, Program Planning Specialist, FHWA OTT

Construction on Tribal Lands - Brianne Arviso, Arviso Construction

USDOT Safety Data Initiative - Hollyanna Littlebull, Yakama Nation & Sam Ricord, University of Washington

FHWA Professional Development Program (PDP) - Latoya Jones, DDETFP Manager, FHWA

Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) - Latoya Jones, DDETFP Manager, FHWA

Professional Development Program (PDP) Graduate Perspective - Morgan Malley, FHWA TTAP Manager

Design & Operation of Ice Roads - Todd Brockmann, FHWA TTP Tribal Coordinator

Tribal Transportation Climate Vulnerability Assessment Research - Terry Schumann, Environmental Protection Specialist, FHWA OTT


ESTIMATING & SCHEDULING FOR TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (TTP) PROJECTS [PM] 

Presenter: Todd Macalady, Director, Center for Tribal Transportation


ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION IN THE RIGHT OF WAY [HOT TOPICS] 

Presenter: Laura Rogers, The Ray


CRASH DATA: THE MISSING LINK [SAFETY] 
Presenter: Captain Kevin Rascher, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety


FTA’S REGIONAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR TRIBAL TRANSIT OPERATORS [TRANSIT] 

Presenters: Cindy Terwilliger, Federal Transit Administration Region 8

Logan Daniels, FTA Transportation Program Specialist Region 7

Sharon Coats, FTA Transportation Program Specialist Region 6

RFQ/RFP & PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS [PROJECT MANAGEMENT]
Presenter: Todd Macalady, Director, Center for Tribal Transportation


MARIJUANA AND DRIVING [HOT TOPICS] 

Presenter: Denise Valenti, Impairment Measurement Marijuana and Driving (IMMAD)


SAFETY ON RESERVATION ROADS [SAFETY] 

Presenter: Adrien Madrid, Traffic Logix


RIGHT-OF-WAY AUTHORITY, PROCESS, & APPROVAL FOR TTP PROJECTS [PM/M&O] 

Presenters: Sheri Bozic, Transportation Director, Pueblo of Jemez
Joe Sanchez, NV5


NATIONAL RTAP OVERVIEW & UPDATES [TRANSIT]

Presenter: Neil Rodriguez, National RTAP


KENTUCKY’S FIRST BAT BRIDGE [PLANNING] 

Presenters: Andrew Logsdon, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Tom Springer, Qk4
Jon Miles, Qk4


EFFECTIVE AND COMPETITIVE SAFETY PLANS FOR NEW SAFETY GRANTS [FUNDING] 
Presenter: Adam Larsen, Safety Engineer & Safety Program Manager, FHWA OTT


TRANSPORTATION EQUITY CHALLENGES [HOT TOPICS]

Presenters: Arlando Teller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Tribal Affairs, Office of the Secretary, USDOT
Levi Brown, MnDOT Tribal Liaison

Sam Ricord, University of Washington

Ron Hall, Bubar & Hall Consulting - Presentation 1

Ron Hall, Bubar & Hall Consulting - Presentation 2


PROTECTING KIDS IN CARS AND PICKUP TRUCKS [SAFETY]
Presenters: Maggi Gunnels, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Rita Hill, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Lawrence Robertson, Director, BIA Indian Highway Safety Programs
Lt. Trooper Anthony Long Soldier, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Division


FAST CAST BRIDGE TRIBAL USES AND CASE STUDIES [PM/M&O] 

Presenters: Andy Vanaman, Premier Steel
Tom Edwards, Cross Timbers Consulting
Chris McCray, Pawnee Nation
Bryan Sanders, Chehalis Tribe


NEXUS OF TRIBAL TRANSIT CUSTOMER SERVICE & SAFETY [TRANSIT] 
Presenter: Kristen Joyner, KJ Backpack, LLC

SAFETY BINGO [SAFETY]

MAKING OUR ROADS SAFER | ONE COUNTERMEASURE AT A TIME

Presenter: Adam Larsen, FHWA OTT


DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR TRIBAL RESOURCE INTO AN ECONOMIC ENGINE AND AS A PATH TO TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [FUNDING] 
Presenter: Dennis Bodenchuk, BIA Division of Energy and Mineral Development


CM SUPPORT FOR PARTNERSHIP OF FISH HABITAT RESTORATION OF UPPER KLAMATH LAKE [HOT TOPICS] 

Presenters: Heidi Nelkie, Northwind Atkins 8a JV Mentor Protégé

HOW COMPLETE IS THE FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) FOR NORTHWEST TRIBES [SAFETY] 
Presenter: Nicole Smith, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board


CULVERTS & BRIDGES [PM/M&O]

Presenter: Dale Heglund, North Dakota LTAP


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR TRIBAL TRANSIT [TRANSIT] 
Presenter: Walt Diangson, WRLDCO Transit Consulting


SENSE OF PLACE THROUGH LOCAL PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE [PLANNING] 
Presenters: Joe Sanchez, NV5
Sheri Bozic, Pueblo of Jemez


IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY: WRITING GRANTS FOR THE END GAME [FUNDING] 

Presenter: Michia Casebier, M.G. Tech Writing


KENTUCKY'S BRIDGE PROGRAM: MORE WITH LESS [HOT TOPICS]

Presenters: Royce Meredith, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Mike Lawler, Stantec
Tony Hunley, Stantec
Jeremiah Littleton, Qk4


THINKFIRST FOR PARENTS OF TEEN DRIVERS [SAFETY] 

Presenter: Amanda Rist, ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation


TTP BRIDGE UPDATE [PM/M&O] 

Presenter: Russell Garcia, Bridge Program Manager, FHWA OTT


NATIONAL TRANSIT INSTITUTE ON NATIONAL TRANSIT DATABASE REPORTING [TRANSIT] - available upon request
Presenter: Bailey Krouse, NTI


DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION ACT (DERA) TRIBAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW [FUNDING] 

Presenter: Lucita Valiere, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


CALIFORNIA INTER TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE (CITTA) [HOT TOPICS] 

Presenters: Alfred Reed, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Brandi Natt, Yurok Tribe
Rosio Sandoval, Pit River Tribe

Morning Joy Martinez, Pit River Tribe
William George, Pit River Tribe
Chip Aguilar, Pauma Tribe
Steve Wilkie, Bureau of Indian Affairs