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Consulting with Idaho Tribes in Planning Transportation Development

14th Annual NW Tribal Transportation Symposium

Patti Raino, ITD


SAFETEA-LU Requires Consultation –

  • In general at a minimum consider the concerns of Indian tribal governments

  • STIP and Long Range Transportation Plan will be developed with consultation with tribal jurisdiction in Idaho and the Secretary of the Interior.

  • What does this mean to Idaho Tribes?


Indian Tribes in Idaho

  • Five Reservations, Six Tribes

  • Each is different

  • How do the Tribes wish to be consulted on transportation planning?

  • How do the tribes wish to be consulted on transportation projects?


Current Planning Consultation Activities Between Tribes/ITD

  • Individual Meetings/ statewide and district

  • Formal MOUs

  • Participation in MPO

  • Participation in Intermodal Planning Group

  • Tribes participated to the extent they desired in the development of Idaho’s Long Range Transportation Vision


Current Points of Consultation in the Planning Process

  • STIP/Corridor Plans /Long Range Plans

  • Development of a Federal-aid or state-funded project on state highways

  • Project Planning and Development


Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

  • Developed Yearly

  • Establishes projects

  • Requires consultation with locals, resource agencies and Indian Tribes

  • Calendar and process is Set by Intermodal Working Group (Tribal Transportation Planners are members)


Purpose of the STIP

  • To provide for a financially sound, short range capital improvement plan for the state’s surface transportation program.

    • The document: A picture in time

    • The process: Dynamic, subject to modification and change as projects and funding are finalized.


STIP (continued)

  • IRR projects are included in STIP from information received from the BIA

  • Draft sent to Tribes for comment and districts consult with tribes on projects of concern


Federal Requirements

  • Minimum of Four-Year Span

  • All FHWA and FTA Funded Projects

  • Coordinate inclusion of Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) in STIP

  • Project Details (Description, Cost, Year, Agency)

  • Public Involvement

  • Consultation With Government Officials (Local, Tribal, Federal)

  • Financially Constrained

  • Updated On Four Year (or less) Cycle

    (ref. 23 CFR 450.216)


State Requirements

  • Five-Year Construction Span

  • Include All State Funded Projects

  • Include Safety, Aeronautics and Rail Projects

  • Updated Annually

    (ref. ITD Admin Policy A-11-1)


STIP must include all modes of Transportation

STIP must include all modes of transportation

  • Highway, bridge, bicycle and pedestrian facilities;

  • Highway safety;

  • Air quality;

  • Airports;

  • Railroad crossing safety;

  • Public transportation; and

  • Transportation planning.


The Planning Process


Projects are identified and selected through a:

  • Coordinated ongoing public involvement process with:

    • Citizens,

    • Elected officials,

    • Tribes,

    • Other state/federal agencies

    • Interested parties on current and future projects.

  • And in collaboration

    with:

    • Local Highway Technical

      Assistance Council

      (LHTAC),

    • The six MPOs in Idaho (COMPASS in the Boise/Nampa area),

    • Input from the public,

    • Other interested agencies.


Factors that Impact STIP/TIP Projects

  • Federal-aid Funding

  • State Funding

  • Inflationary Trends

  • Population Trends


Corridor Studies

  • This is the way Idaho develops a plan of action for important transportation corridors and facilities now and 20 Years in the future

  • Strong community involvement by those impacted including Indian Tribes when the study corridor travels through an Indian Reservation


Transportation Plan/Vision

  • Approved in FY 2004

  • Envisions future directions over 25+ year horizon.

  • Required significant stakeholder participation.


Long Range Vision

Purpose

  • Share Idaho’s Transportation Vision

  • Outline ITD’s Principles and Values

  • Guide ITD’s Planning and Project Decisions

  • Integrate Modes in Transportation Decisions


What Does It Say?

These are the

guiding principles

the state should

use in developing

the statewide transportation

system over the

next 30 years.


Consulting with Idaho Tribes in Planning Transportation Development

14th Annual NW Tribal Transportation Symposium

Patti Raino, ITD


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