Montana State part of $2.25M tribal transportation effort
November 30, 2022
BOZEMAN - As part of a consortium that was recently awarded up to $2.25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to tribes across the Upper Great Plains and Intermountain West.
The five-year funding will support the Tribal Technical Assistance Program, or TTAP, which is led by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University. The program will work with American Indian tribal governments to build tribal capacity in program management, grow the tribal workforce, cultivate and coordinate partnerships, facilitate technology transfer and the implementation of innovations, and share results of similar initiatives across the country.
The work will be conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The initial grant is for roughly $600,000 for two years with the potential for extensions and expansion over the next five years.