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Tribal Transportation Planning Organization

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  • Upcoming TTPO meeting: 
    June 3, 2014
    Hosted by the Kalispel Tribe
    Northern Quest Resort
    Airway Heights, WA 

Since 1993, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has met with tribes annually to address mutually identified transportation issues.  At the 2003 Tribal/State Transportation meeting the TTPO was formally established.

The purpose of the organization is for tribes to take an active role in statewide transportation planning by providing a forum to discuss and participate in tribal transportation system needs and opportunities.
Washington State Tribal Transportation Planning Organization (pdf 587 kb) 

Transit Cooperative Research Program - Report 154 (pdf 7 mb)
Developing, Enhancing, and Sustaining Tribal Transit Services: A Guidebook provides an overview of the tribal transit planning process and detailed guidance about the various steps for planning and implementing a tribal transit system. The steps that are described may be used for planning a new transit system, enhancing an existing service, or taking action to sustain services. While the guidebook is primarily aimed at tribal transit planners, it will also be of interest to tribal transportation planners and liaisons at all levels of government.

Tribal Transportation Data Project
WSDOT initiated the Tribal Transportation Database Project in February 2005. The purpose is to document the transportation needs and road systems of the 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Washington State.
Executive Summary (pdf 1.4 mb)

Tribal Transportation Planning Organization Bylaws (pdf 19 kb)
On July 29, 2004, adoption of the Tribal Transportation Planning Organization Bylaws occurred. The Bylaws stipulate the TTPO promote tribal transportation planning in Washington State and foster intergovernmental cooperation and coordination. The Bylaws also specify the TTPO will provide a forum for the advancement of professional skills and knowledge among transportation professionals employed with Indian governments and encourages effective use of planning principles, cooperation, and education among transportation agencies at the local, regional, state, and federal level.

Tribal Transportation Planning Guide for Washington State (pdf 3.51 mb)


Photo Courtesy of
Jim Longley

On July 29, 2004, adoption of the Tribal Transportation Planning Organization Bylaws occurred. The Bylaws stipulate the TTPO promote tribal transportation planning in Washington State and foster intergovernmental cooperation and coordination. The Bylaws also specify the TTPO will provide a forum for the advancement of professional skills and knowledge among transportation professionals employed with Indian governments and encourages effective use of planning principles, cooperation, and education among transportation agencies at the local, regional, state, and federal level.

NCHRP Synthesis 366, Tribal Transportation Programs (pdf 1.11 mb)
This synthesis provides information in determining the state of tribal transportation programs, and the steps needed to assist tribes in developing the capacity to effectively perform and manage transportation-related functions. The study identifies innovations and model practices among tribal transportation programs. Overall, 30 tribes of all sizes from across the nation were chosen for surveying and study; at least one from every state with a large number of tribes.

TTPO Agendas:
December 3, 2013 (pdf 431 kb)
August 20, 2013 (pdf 429 kb)
April 17, 2013 (pdf 433 kb)
February 21, 2013 (pdf 197 kb)
August 9, 2012 (pdf 265 kb)
April 10, 2012 (pdf 376 kb)
January 31, 2012 (pdf 363 kb)
October 5, 2011 (pdf 330 kb)
April 19, 2011 (pdf 231 kb)
January 18, 2011 (pdf 230 kb)
October 12, 2010 (pdf 298 kb)
July 27, 2010  (pdf 1.7 mb)
April 14, 2010 (pdf 175 kb)
January 27, 2010 (pdf 145 kb)

TTPO Meeting Minutes:

April 17, 2013 (pdf 398 kb)
February 21, 2013 (pdf 229 kb)
October 2, 2012 (pdf 284 kb)
August 9, 2012 (pdf 285 kb)
October 5, 2011 (pdf 243 kb)
July 20, 2011 (pdf 151 kb)
April 19, 2011 (pdf 317 kb)
October 12, 2010 (pdf 25 kb)
July 27, 2010 (pdf 54 kb)
April 14, 2010 (pdf 136 kb)
October 9, 2009 (pdf 174 kb)

TTPO Meeting Pictures:
August 9, 2012 (pdf 654 kb)
January 31, 2012 (pdf 777 kb)
October 5, 2011 (pdf 2 mb)
January 18, 2011 (pdf 233 kb)
October 12, 2010 (pdf 774 kb)
July 27, 2010 (pdf 0.8 mb)
April 14, 2010 (pdf 1.5 mb)
January 27, 2010, TTPO Meeting Pictures (pdf 995 kb)

TTPO Meeting Information/Handouts:

February 21, 2013
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 349 kb)

August 9, 2012
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 266 kb)

April 2012
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 2.6 mb)

January 2012
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 235 kb)
A Brief Introduction to the Highway Safety Manual (pdf 2 mb)
"Breaking Ground" Presentation (pdf 12 mb)
Connecting Washington Final Report (pdf 2 mb)
Stillaguamish Tribe I-5 HOV Presentation (pdf 1.5 mb)

October 2011
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 1.8 mb)

April 19, 2011
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 245 kb)
2010 Fuel Tax Agreement Report (pdf 435 kb)

January 18, 2011
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 195 kb) 
January 18, 2011 Tribal Conference Tasks (pdf 267 kb)


October 12, 2010 Meeting
Sign-In Sheet (pdf 408 kb) 
2010 Tribal/State Conference Priority Tasks With Names (pdf 281 kb)

July 27, 2010 Meeting
Sign-in Sheet (pdf 256 kb)
TTPO Survey Key Points (pdf 41 kb)
TTPO Survey Results (pdf 121 kb)
Target Zero Update presentation (pdf 1 mb)
Tribal State Conference Flyer (pdf 278 kb)

April 14, 2010 Meeting
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Climate Change Work Presentation (pdf 3.8 mb)
Department of Licensing Prorate and Fuel Tax Services Presentation (pdf 7.1 mb)

January 27, 2010 Meeting
Sign-in Sheet (pdf 179 kb)
17th Annual Northwest Tribal Transportation Symposium  (pdf 145 kb)
How TTPO Can Better Serve Indian Country  (pdf 549 kb)
2010 Tribal/State Transportation Conference  (pdf 25 kb)
EO 09-05 Climate Change  (pdf 209 kb)
IRR Inventory Update Program  (pdf 7.90 mb)
Joseph Delacruz, Sr Scholarship (pdf 71 kb)
Nisqually Transportation Achievements and Projects (pdf 4.37 mb)
WSDOT Safe Route to School Program Flyer (pdf 65 kb)
Washington TTPO Survey Results (pdf 125 kb)
Review and Update Washington's Strategic Highway Plan: Target Zero (pdf 1.26 mb)

Related Tribal Links:  
TTPO Directory (pdf 34 kb)
WSDOT Tribal Liaison
Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program


Swinomish Tribe Climate Change Adaptation Plan

In the fall of 2008 the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community started work on a landmark two-year Climate Change Initiative to study the impacts of climate change on the resources, assets, and community of the Swinomish Indian Reservation and to develop recommendations on actions to adapt to projected impacts.