The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Innovative Program Delivery’s Center for Local Aid Support recently established a national Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) as a one-stop transportation resource for tribal communities across the country.

The TTAP Center provides comprehensive transportation training and technical assistance to tribal communities, building skills and expertise to ensure the safety and maintenance of tribal roads and the continuous professional development of tribal transportation workforces.

Virtual Centers of Excellence

With administrative oversight provided by the Federal Highway Administration, the program has established five Virtual Centers of Excellence (VCoE), each focused on one of five critical transportation topic areas:

  • Project Delivery
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Safety
  • Planning and Procurement
  • Asset and Data Management

Each VCoE consists of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) dedicated to responding to all inquiries and requests within their particular area of technical expertise, no matter where their home base. While there is no building or physical location, the virtual centers provide an immediate source for technical assistance and training expertise, establishing direct lines of communication between tribal transportation needs and SMEs with the capabilities to address those needs.

SMEs are visiting every BIA region, bringing focused in-classroom coursework and technical assistance so participants can immediately apply this knowledge and skills in their workplace.

For questions or information about the TTAP Center and its services, please call 833-484-9944 or contact for prompt assistance.

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