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Regional Coverage

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National Coverage

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  • Center for Local Aid Support
    • UVA Administration
      • Planning & Procurement
      • Project Delivery
      • Maintenance & Operations
      • Safety
        • Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention
      • Data & Asset Management
    • Road Scholars Certification Program

Former Center Structure

Comments Received:

  • Some Tribes felt under served,
  • Some regions charged for training,
  • Training provided not technical enough for tribes' needs
  • Frequency of training offered are not at the level for them to take advantage of the training,
  • Others find it difficult to find the time for their key or only staff to take the training,
  • Training is short sessions at a conferences rather than longer session to truly understand the topics.
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Self Reported Data from All TTAP Centers:

  • 2013 - aprx 1800 hours
  • 2014 - aprx 1300 hours
  • 2015 - aprx 1900 hours
  • 2016 - aprx 1200 hours

5 Year Average:

TTAP Center: 233 hours
Comparably Funding LTAP Centers: 576 hours

Program Objectives

  • Increase hours of training
  • Focus more resources on training
  • Improve technical subject matter expertise
  • Provide equity of delivery
  • Ensure consistency
  • Provide foundational elements of a highway training program
  • Build tribal technical capacity
  • Advance innovation

2017 Timeline

2017 Timeline

Text of 2017 Timeline

  • Jan:
    • TTPCC Meeting in Albuquerque, NM - Shared data on current TTAP centers, discussed the need to compete agreements, discussed opportunity to do something different. Developed 8 options for consideration.
  • Feb:
    • TTPCC Conference Call - Discussed options developed in Albuquerque and decided to continue developing scope for two models.
    • TTPCC Conference Call - Introduced scope of work for two models. Individuals on call selected one for FHWA to continue developing.
    • TTPCC Conference Call - Full committee phone vote on scope of work for FHWA to pursue. Quorum present.
  • Mar:
    • 15th Annual Alaska Tribal Transportation Symposium - Provided a presentation on the status of the TTAP at the symposium.
    • TTPCC Meeting in Durant, OK - Further discussed option being pursued and TTPCC role.
  • Apr:
    • Great Plains Tribal Transportation Workshop - Provided a presentation on the status of the TTAP, data on existing structure and discussed path forward.
    • National Congress of American Indians Office of the Secretary responded on potential reorganization at
      mid-year meeting.
  • Jun:
    • Informational webinars on the potential restructuring of TTAP - June 22, 23, 26, 28 and 29, 2017.
  • Aug:
    • Issued Request for Proposals

Timeline from August 2017 through March 2018

Text of 2017-2018 Timeline

  • 2017 -
    • Aug :
      • Issued Request for Proposals
    • Sept:
      • Reviewed Proposals
    • Dec:
      • Awarded Contract for 2 Year Pilot
  • 2018 -
    • Mar:
      • Initiated Training & Technical Assistance

Pilot Progress

Training Hours from 2013 through 2019 showing increased training opportunities under the new structure

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Total Training Hours Under Former Structure and During Pilot

  • Former Structure (self reported data)
    • 2013 - aprx 1800 hours
    • 2014 - aprx 1300 hours
    • 2015 - aprx 1900 hours
    • 2016 - aprx 1200 hours
  • During Pilot
    • Year 1 (March 19, 2018 to March 15, 2019)
      • Delivered - aprx 2800 hours
      • Offered - aprx 4600 hours
    • Year 2 (March 16, 2019 to Present)
      • Delivered - aprx 500 hours
      • Offered - aprx 980 hours

Training Locations Map Original Program

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Training Locations Comparison between Original Program and Pilot

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Regional Comparison

Center with Best 5-Year Training Average

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Text Summary of "Topical Training Delivered - March 2016 to March 2017" Chart

Topics Addressed from Most Time Offered to Least:

  • Safety (aprx 45%)
  • Non-Highway Topics (aprx 18%)
  • Asset & Data Management (aprx 18%)
  • Project Delivery (aprx 12%)
  • Planning & Procurement (aprx 7%)
  • Maintenance & Operations (none)

Total Training Hours: 263.5

Pilot - 1st Year - Same Regional Area

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Text Summary of "Topical Training Delivered - March 2018 to March 2019" Chart

Topics Addressed from Most Time Offered to Least:

  • Safety (aprx 30%)
  • Project Delivery (aprx 25%)
  • Planning & Procurement (aprx 20%)
  • Asset & Data Management (aprx 15%)
  • Maintenance & Operations (aprx 10%)
  • Non-Highway Topics (none)

Total Training Hours: 514.5

Results Dashboard

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