Northern Tribal Technical Assistance Program

National Tribal Road Maintenance Symposium

The inaugural National Tribal Road Maintenance Symposium was held May 14-16, 2024, in Rapid City, SD. This event brought together Tribal road maintenance practitioners with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Division of Transportation and BIA Regional Tribal Transportation Program staff to provide information on administrative and field operations components of federal road maintenance programs and resources for Tribal governments. This event provided support for Tribal transportation directors, supervisors, planners, office staff, equipment operators, project managers and others to learn about the BIA Road Maintenance Program and related federal standards and requirements. Tribal programs also shared experiences on improving road maintenance practices and advancing tribal transportation infrastructure and safety.

The symposium was planned and organized by Northern Tribal Technical Assistance Program, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Additional funding was provided by our generous sponsor, KLJ Engineering.

Thanks to the Local Technical Assistance Programs in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming for providing expertise and assistance at the symposium and to the Southwestern Tribal Technical Assistance Program for coordinating the equipment roadeo.

Submit any suggestions or questions to northernttap@ugpti.org.




Bureau of Indian Affairs
Federal Highway Administration
Northern Tribal Technical Assistance Program
KLJ Engineering