Southern Plains TTAP Transportation News Update – January 11, 2013

Southern Plains TTAP
Serving Tribes in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas
Transportation News Update
January 11, 2013

Moving Ahead Email

Tribal Transportation Summit 2013
Mark your calendar for the Tribal Transportation Summit coming up March 12-14, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center. Make your HOTEL RESERVATIONS now! Tribal Transportation Planning, Safety, and Transit will be on the agenda. Plus, you will have opportunity to participate in the Simulator Equipment Rodeo.
Go to the TTAP website to REGISTER!
Vendors can also register by clicking HERE!
Agenda coming soon! Keep watching our WEBSITE!

Chickasaw Seal

Crack Seal Demonstration Coming Soon
Presented by Chickasaw Nation
Ergon will be demonstrating the following:
  • Super Shot Melter General Operations
  • Equipment Inspection/Safety
  • Hands-on Demonstration
  • General Use of Road Emulsions
  • Emulsions Questions
  • Time Striping Inc.
Space is limited!! Three people maximum per tribe or county!
Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 18 to Nick Woodward, Chickasaw Nation
Email: or call 580-399-2482
Click on FLYER for more information!

FTA new starts, small starts new rules

This final rule sets a new regulatory framework for FTA’s evaluation and rating of major transit capital investments seeking funding under the discretionary “New Starts” and “Small Starts” programs. This final rule is being published concurrently with a Notice of Availability of revised proposed policy guidance that provides additional detail on the new measures and proposed methods for calculating the project justification and local financial commitment criteria specified in statute and this final rule. FTA seeks public comment on the revised proposed policy guidance referenced in the Notice of Availability. Because of the recent enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), subsequent interim guidance and rulemaking will be forthcoming to address provisions not covered in this final rule.


Little Rock

Transit Connects
2013 SWTA Annual Conference and Expo
Put it on your calendars and start saving your nickels….the 33rd Annual Conference and EXPO is coming!

When: February 3-6, 2013 for the whole conference, the EXPO will take place February 4-5.Where: Little Rock, Arkansas at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention CenterWho: SWTA Members with HOST Central Arkansas Transit Authority

COST: $299 per person. Group registration is available with a discount applied.




CDL License

CDL exam prep course offered in Ada
February 13-14, 2013

This course provides driver license testing information for drivers who wish to have a commercial driver license (CDL).

The class will help the student prepare for the test, while providing critical information regarding driving safely, transporting cargo and passengers safely, air brakes, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, school bus, pre-vehicle inspection, combination vehicles, and more.



Chickasaw Nation Housing Administration Building 

111 Rosedale Road

Ada, OK  74820  

Located on the corner of North Broadway and Rosedale Road, the Conference Room is at the southeast corner of the building.





Grants and educational opportunities
What is offered for schools and students

Do you know a student that is an exceptional videographer? Maybe you know a youth who is ready to pursue a degree in a health, engineering, science or technology! Check out these listings for grants and educational opportunities.


Educational Listings


cTAA Pro dispatch and scheduling

Effective, efficient dispatch & scheduling
January 24-25, 2013 ~ 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Effective dispatching can make or break a community transportation

organization. In its mission to ensure the effectiveness and viability of

community transportation organizations, the Community

Transportation Association provides a two-day training program

designed for demand response operations. The Professional Dispatching

and Scheduling (PDS) training program focuses on operational efficiency

as well as customer service techniques.



The Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

605 Centennial Blvd.

Edmond, OK


Limited Openings!
Sponsored by Oklahoma State University RTAP and ODOT, Transit Programs Division




TTP Update from FHWA-FLH Director

Message from Bob Sparrow, Director

FHWA-Federal Lands Highway

Tribal Transportation Program


Click HERE

 for an update on some of the aspects of the Tribal Transportation Program for this fiscal year.


Other FTA Updates

FTA has published an illustrative apportionment table to show estimated allocations to Indian tribes by formula (Table 14) Click HERE to view table. Please be reminded that the proposals and provisions outlined in the November 9, 2012 Federal Register Notice and the publishing of the illustrative table were subject to consultation. Comments were to have been submitted by January 8, 2013.

MAP-21 modifies the Tribal Transit Program and provides $25 million for a formula

allocation and $5 million for a discretionary allocation in each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.


Also, see the Federal Register Notice for the announcement of Tribal Transit Projects.


Southern Plains TTAP 
Oklahoma State University
Jim Self, Director
Karla Sisco TTAP Specialist

Making today’s workforce Stronger, Smarter and Safer through Technology, Training, and Education!

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