April 2018
Alive at 25 Training NOW AVAILABLE
 FREE Tribal Training
TTAP Launches New Training

Alive at 25 Training NOW AVAILABLE
Tribal Program Outreach Coordinator NeTia Bauman has become a nationally
certified instructor of the Alive at 25 program, through the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC). Bauman will offer this training exclusively to tribal youth age 14-24. Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for this demographic and Native Americans remain at a higher risk. 

Alive at 25 is a highly interactive 4.5-hour program targeted toward drivers under the age of 25. The program helps young drivers take greater responsibility for their driving. Alive at 25 incorporates Reality Therapy and Choiceâ„¢ Theory techniques to help participants identify the five basic needs that drive human behavior. Whereas driver education teaches the mechanics of car and road handling and state law, Alive at 25 focuses on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences, and provides tools for making positive choices. 

Students receive:
  • eligibility for insurance premium discounts
  • 3-point reduction off of ND driving record
  • skills to make life-saving choices
For more information and to schedule a training, please email  NeTia Bauman.

Additional facts and statistics can be found here
Training Opportunities for Tribes
The North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP) has a variety of training opportunities available to tribal entities. The next training course is Glue for Gravel Roads. In this class you will learn about adding "nature's glue" to improve your gravel. Adding just a small percentage of clay will greatly reduce washboarding, dust, float and can reduce the high cost to maintain your gravel roads. 
NDLTAP is offering (1) ONE FREE tribal registration per tribe. If you are interested in attending one of the upcoming sessions, please contact us to get preregistered. The registration deadline to attend is April 26th! The full program flyer can be found here

Other FREE training opportunities include:
  • Gravel - What is good gravel? Road basics
  • Signing - Requirements and Inventory
  • Culvert - Installation and Maintenance
  • Bridge Basics - Inspection to Maintenance
  • Truck-Weight Calculator App 
  • Others
Request any of these FREE training sessions and an instructor will come to YOU! To schedule call 701-328-9855 or email
New TTAP Training 
The TTAP Center is a one-stop transportation resource for tribal communities across the country. Comprehensive in-classroom instruction, field and hands-on exercises, online curriculum and motor vehicle injury prevention are combined around a variety of key topics, helping to build expertise and skills to ensure the sustainability of tribal transportation systems and improved safety and mobility for tribal populations. Download a PDF of the current training opportunities in the Great Plains region
About Us

The UGPTI's Tribal Outreach effort improves safe transportation of people and goods on tribal reservations to enhance livability, community and cultural values through increased accessibility to employment, workforce development opportunities, education, healthcare and housing.
The Tribal Outreach effort will be a leader in facilitating improvements in tribal transportation to enhance livability, community and cultural values for reservation residents.
Currently, the effort offers outreach in:
  • funding opportunities
  • grant writing assistance
  • training (workforce development, youth, education, technology)
  • program/resource assistance
  • partnership/collaborative opportunities
  • outreach task force
  • monthly newsletter
Other resources and services will be offered as they become available. Please visit us on the web to  apply for assistance.