August 2018

FirstlevelTribal Coordinator Exiting UGPTI
I'm writing to inform you that I am leaving my position as Tribal Outreach Programs Coordinator at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) effective August 30. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Institute and building relationships with all of you. I want to assure each of you that UGPTI will continue its' mission to improve traffic safety and overall livability throughout tribal communities. As you may know, UGPTI hosts several programs that promote tribal livability. Each program coordinator looks forward to maintaining relationships with our tribal clients. For continued assistance, please use our  Technical Assistance Request Form or contact UGPTI via this new email address. NDLTAP will continue to send out information about upcoming training opportunities so please expect communications from them. Additionally, UGPTI staff will be attending and presenting at several upcoming events. I hope that you will be able to attend.

I wish you all the best of luck going forward. What you do is important for your communities, culture and people. 

Kind regards,
NeTia Bauman
Tribal Outreach Programs Coordinator

SecondlevelSave the Date
TTAP Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Training Program Conference Call will be hosted by FHWA to discuss this project on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. MDT. The conference call in number is 877-336-1829 with access code 5508229.

Other TTAP classes are available in-person, at no charge, in multiple locations across each BIA region. Classes include:
  • Asset & Data Management
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Motor Vehicle & Injury Prevention
  • Planning & Procurement
  • Project Delivery
  • Safety

The National Transportation in Indian Country (NTICC) event scheduled for Sept. 17-20 in Duluth, MN, is shaping up to be an educational highlight of the year. Numerous UGPTI staff are confirmed to present at this conference. From a session on tribal crash data to a highlighted presentation covering "pavement to gravel" as well as a tribal transit focus group, the NTICC is poised to offer a great variety of education and training opportunities. 

For more information and to register, please visit the NTICC website

If you are unable to attend the NTICC, NDLTAP is hosting a live bridge replacement in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota. The Ramsey County Highway Department will be installing a prefab bridge with dimensions of 80 feet x 28 feet. This is the longest bridge of this style in North Dakota. Contact NDLTAP for more information. 

The 2019 Great Plains Tribal Transportation Workshop
will be held April 16-18, 2019, in Rapid City, SD. More information will be sent out in early 2019. 

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.