Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
The Planning Modules consists of the following :
This module provides tribal decisionmakers and planners with information about asset management and the role it plays in the transportation planning process. The module includes an introduction to the subject, concepts and tools required for asset management.
The Tribal Consultation module identifies the principles and basis of tribal consultation.
Data Collection and Use explains what data is, how it can be collected and analyzed, and how it can be used to support decisionmaking, including the development of the Tribe's Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) summarizes the fundamental process for developing a LRTP. The module offers a general framework for developing a LRTP and provides examples of noteworthy practices by several Tribal organizations.
Developing the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP) provides definitions and legal references for each of the TIP documents, presents an overview of how the TTIP is developed, and identifies stakeholders and their related processes.
The Financial Planning module provides readers the information, steps and tools of financial planning. After completing the module, readers will be able to write a financial plan that is a component of the tribe’s long range transportation plan.
Tribal Transportation Funding Resources identifies the funding programs and strategies that will assist Tribal governments with their transportation planning. The section should be used as a reference guide that contains detailed information about 36 Federal funding programs and the eligibility criteria for each.
This module explains the basic components of the transportation planning process and presents a brief overview of transportation plans, programs, and products that are part of the planning process.
The Partnering and Leveraging module provides transportation tribal decisionmakers and planners with information about four steps in developing partnerships and leveraging resources. Partnering and leveraging gives tribes an opportunity to spread limited resources and “do more with less.”
This module provides tribal decisionmakers and planners with information about the five basic steps of project prioritization.
Public Involvement explains the importance of getting input from the public when making transportation planning decisions. It also describes how to plan a public involvement process and ways to engage the public.
This module provides a brief overview of how to conduct transportation safety planning and develop Transportation Safety Plans.
For more information about tribal transportation planning, please visit the FHWA–FTA Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program’s website: http://www.planning.dot.gov/focus_tribal.asp