The Transportation Planning Division is responsible for the development of effective plans and strategies to address the long-term transportation needs of Tribal members and how those needs will affect economic development, land use, traffic demand, public safety, health, and social interaction. This process includes updates to the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI), developing short- and long-range plans, developing Tribal Priority Lists and Tribal Transportation Improvement Programs (TTIP), mapping the Tribal road/facility inventory, and other transportation planning activities as needed.
The Division of Planning provides several important duties in its role within the Department of Transportation.
- Coordinating with State, county, and local governments on regionally significant Tribal Transportation Program projects.
- Providing data updates into the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
- Facilitating public involvement.
- Developing short- and long-range transportation plans.
- Developing Tribal Transportation Improvement Program and Tribal Priority list.
- Mapping of Tribal Road/Facility Inventory.
- Performing transportation planning for operational and maintenance facilities.
- Researching rights-of-way documents for project planning.
- Performing traffic studies.