BIA Tribal Transportation Improvement Program Assistance
Client: Local Tribal Governments
Location: Various Locations, Alaska
One specialized niche that Kuna fills is to assist tribes with their BIA Tribal Transportation Program (TTP). Formerly known as the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program, the TTP regulates a Tribe’s access to and use of its share of allocated federal transportation funding. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) website, “The purpose of the TTP is to provide safe and adequate transportation and public road access to and within Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Alaska Native Village communities. A prime objective of the TTP is to contribute to the economic development, self-determination, and employment of Indians and Native Americans.”
The Kuna team has been working with Native villages for more than 35 years to assist them in understanding the federal regulations and to provide transportation planning, program management, design, and reporting, as required by the BIA. Our long-range transportation planning process involves public involvement and close coordination with local village councils. We listen to our clients and document their needs, then map out a plan to meet those needs, while keeping in mind the fiscal constraints of the TTP.
Kuna’s planners, surveyors, environmental professionals, engineers, and construction administrators are all experienced with projects following BIA and FHWA guidelines and regulations.