The Tribal Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about tribal transportation
planning, consultation, and coordination on the
TPCB website. It includes links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent
peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.
- Tribal Transportation Planning Module Training Series - The Tribal Transportation Planning Module Training Series provides
modules for eight planning topics, designed to assist transportation professionals responsible
for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on Tribal lands.
Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework, 3rd Edition
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework (the Framework), third edition, is a manual to help transportation agencies and their partners assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure and systems to extreme weather and climate effects. It also can help agencies integrate climate adaptation considerations into transportation decisionmaking. The Framework provides an in-depth and structured process for conducting a vulnerability assessment. The Framework describes the primary steps involved in conducting a vulnerability assessment. For each step the Framework features examples from assessments conducted nationwide between 2010 and 2017 and includes links to related resources that practitioners can access for additional information.
FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity
Building on the 2016 guidebook, this resource focuses on pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity and provides information on incorporating connectivity measures into state, metropolitan, and local transportation planning processes. Connectivity measures can help transportation practitioners identify high priority network gaps, implement cost-effective solutions that address multiple needs, optimize potential co-benefits, and measure the long-term impacts of strategic pedestrian and bicycle investments on goals such as improving safety, system efficiency, network performance, and access to key destinations. Toward that end, this resource should be used in conjunction with self-evaluation and transition plans to evaluate needs for pedestrians with disabilities.
White Paper: Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Highway Resilience
Natural systems play an important role in protecting built infrastructure along the coast. Healthy beaches, dunes, wetlands and other natural coastal ecosystems reduce the extreme forces of coastal storms. Thus, nature itself is a ‘model’ for coastal engineering resilience.
This white paper briefly describes the current state of practice regarding the use of nature-based coastal solutions in general and with specific emphasis on their use along coastal highways. It provides an overview of available tools for design, implementation challenges, and knowledge gaps.
This white paper is an initial attempt to frame the conversation about using nature-based solutions to improve coastal highway resilience. It was developed as part of an FHWA research effort and will be used to focus the discussion at a series of upcoming peer exchanges around the country on this topic. An implementation guide for nature-based solutions for coastal highways will then be developed.
- Tribal Transportation Planning Financial Assistance - The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Planning offers free technical assistance on policy, program, and technical issues to State, local and tribal transportation agencies.
- Case Studies of
State, MPO, And Tribal Coordination in Transportation Planning - These case studies highlight
innovative consultation practices between tribes, States, and metropolitan planning organizations
(MPOs) within the transportation planning process.
Consultation and Public Involvement Statutory/Regulatory
Requirements: Working with Tribes within the Statewide/Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Processes - This document describes the actions and statutory requirements for working
- Tribal Transportation
Best Practices Guidebook - This guidebook highlights best practices in tribal transportation.
Click here to access a full list of
Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to tribal planning on the TPCB website.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Tribal
Transportation - FHWA works in a government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribal
Governments. FHWA has a Tribal Transportation Program Coordinator that coordinates with FHWA
headquarters and field offices in the federal-aid and federal lands highway programs.
- Federal Highway Administration Tribal Transportation
Planning - The FHWA Tribal Transportation Planning Program delivers products and services
that provide information, training, and technical assistance to the transportation professionals
responsible for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on tribal lands.
On this website, you will find planning news, regulations, policies, training information,
technical resources, and contact information.
- Federal Lands Indian Reservation Roads/Bridges
(IRR) Program - The IRR Program addresses transportation needs of tribes by providing
funds for planning, designing, construction, and maintenance activities. The program is jointly
administered by FHWA's Federal Lands Highway Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
in accordance with an interagency agreement.
- Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) Tribal Transit Program - This webpage provides information about
funding and training associated with tribal transit planning and service provision.
- Indian Reservation Roads Program, Transportation
Planning Procedures and Guidelines
Tribes and Transportation E-Handbook - Transportation Planning and Area Transportation
Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Native American Transportation Issues (ABE80)
U.S. DOT Resources for Tribes and Tribal Governments