Programs

​​​​​​​ Elderly Transit Program​​​​​

The Tribal Elderly Transportation Assistance Program provides the 11 federally recognized tribes of Wisconsin with financial assistance to provide transportation services to tribal elders both on and off the reservations.​​​​​

Inter-Tribal Task Force (ITTF)

Established through the partnership agreement to serve as a policy advisory group regarding any transportation related matters that have the potential to impact tribal communities.​

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)​

A US Department of Transportation (USDOT)/FHWA educational initiative designed to introduce secondary school students to all modes of transportation careers​ and encourage them to pursue transportation-related courses of study at the college/university level.

Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS)​

Provides an intensive 120-hour worksite readiness training for transportation construction projects, free of charge. Allows trainees to quickly become "worksite ready" and compete for good wages. Participants earn pre-apprenticeship certification.

Transportation Safety Project

Focuses on multi-modal transportation issues for Wisconsin’s tribes with an emphasis on improving data collection and submission of this data to the state, analyzing the safety of reservation transportation systems, and bringing together key stakeholders to identify, plan and address transportation safety needs on tribal lands.

Tribal Historic Preservation Project

Created to strengthen tribal participation in WisDOT programming and projects with a focus on historic preservation and environmental issues.

Tribal Labor Advisory Committee​​ (TLAC)

Aims to develop strategies to enhance Native American job opportunities on state and federal highway projects, and other transportation projects, by offering training, job matching, placement and ongoing technical support. On the contractor side, the TLAC initiative looks to guide recruitment strategies, offer cultural sensitivity training, and develop incentives for hiring Native Americans.

Tribal license plates

​​​​​License plates are issued by Wisconsin Indian tribes and bands to members who reside on the reservation.​​

Tribal Transportation Co​nference

WisDOT Tribal Affairs and the WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force host an annual tribal transportation conference that features presentations on safety, business and labor, cultural and environmental and general transportation programs. The conference brings together industry, tribal, federal and state officials.

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