Serving Native Nations in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma
TTAP Center to Close October 1
Southern Plains TTAP Center's current location, north of
the main campus of Oklahoma State University.
It's been a pleasure...

     
This message is to inform you that the Federal Highway Administration's Center for Local Aid Support, has changed the delivery model of the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. The seven existing regional TTAP centers will no longer function after October 1. A new centralized model, the National Tribal Technical Assistance Program, will be responsible for 5 virtual centers, the National Tribal Roads Scholar Program, three safety circuit rider programs, and the development of a  Build a Better Mousetrap competition. This is a two-year pilot project.

The Southern Plains TTAP Center (SPTTAP) is suspending all services at the close of business on September 30, 2017 and is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to both ensure a smooth and orderly transition between SPTTAP and the FHWA and to minimize any disruption of support to the tribal community. FHWA is also undertaking a review to determine those services of greatest need to the tribal community and how best to provide them moving forward. Accordingly, please direct all communications regarding TTAP services, resources and requests to  CLAS@dot.gov.

Amy M. Echo-Hawk, Tabatha Harris, and I have greatly enjoyed serving the Tribes in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. We treasure each and every interaction we've had over the years, and we wish you all the best!

As we move forward, Amy and I will be working with Oklahoma State University to develop ways  the university can continue to serve Tribal governments in the region.  Stay tuned for details!


- Karla Sisco, Southern Plains TTAP Manager

We hope to see everyone at the 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference in Tucson! 

SPTTAP Photos will be available from download from our Flickr site until October 1:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/karlajs/albums

Southern Plains TTAP Center | Oklahoma State University | 405-744-4764 | 

An Outreach and Extension of the Center for Local Government Technology in the 
College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
1723 W. Tyler Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74078 

This material is based upon work supported by the U. S. Department of Transportation under Agreement No. DTFH61-12-H-00004.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.