DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard Demonstration

Alaska TTAP Webinar presented by Amanda Rogers, ROUTES Initiative, US DOT on August 15, 2023.

Abstract: The DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard provides communities with an overview of discretionary grant opportunities that can help meet their transportation infrastructure needs. This demonstration webinar will show Alaskan rural stakeholders how to use the dashboard to find transportation-focused grant programs from across the federal government. Participants will learn the various features of the dashboard such as search filters for rural/Tribal set-asides, transportation type, and available match waivers. The Dashboard also includes Federal grant programs outside of DOT that may be of particular interest to rural communities.​

You can view the webinar on YouTube at https://youtu.be/c4-Xu59WvL8.

DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard Demonstration

Ice Roads Webinar

The Alaska TTAP (ATTAP) presented as part of the FHWA Innovation Exchange Series on Ice Roads. This exchange discussed safe and efficient design, construction, maintenance and operation of an ice
road. The Arctic Infrastructure Development Center (AIDC) with support from Federal Highway
Administration Federal Lands Highway Division recently completed a manual on the Design and
Operation of Ice Roads that was presented as part of this webinar. Specific takeaways and topics included the bearing capacity of ice and how to measure it, hazards that can impact the integrity of
the ice road, ice road construction, monitoring and maintenance activities, and vehicle control on an
ice road. The webinar was recorded and is available from USDOT at the following link: https://usdot.zoomgov.com/rec/share/-jq5hofMPAOC767LQ4OyGQ8RSuhx1pcd3yw-UyB3ae1lKseNw-o3vDPNOylx95Cl.kO0BL8qJQ8YLZyE3

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Dust Management

Dust continues to plague Alaska’s villages. This webinar will provide information regarding the reduction of dust through an incremental approach that begins with institutional approaches through the use of cold mix asphalt paving. Attendees will learn how to reduce dust through speed reductions, selection of the gravel surfacing, and use of water. From there we will discuss the use of dust palliatives such as calcium chloride, synthetic fluids, and polymers. At the high end of performance and cost are cold mix asphalts which can be placed with minimal equipment. We will provide guidance on when to use each of these dust management tools.

Presented on June 7, 2023 by Billy Connor. View the presentation on YouTube.


Dust Management Slides

LRTP Presentation

It All Starts with Planning: Why your Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Matters

Session Abstract:

The purpose of transportation planning is to address current and future transportation, land use, economic development, traffic demand, public safety, health, and social needs. A Tribal government performs transportation planning to analyze existing and future transportation facilities serving the Tribal community under changing conditions to make informed investment decisions.  Planning can be done for both the short and long term. The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), is a long-term (20+ year) strategy and capital improvement program developed to guide the effective investment of TTP funds in multimodal transportation facilities.  Tribal governments administering the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) have ownership of their transportation planning activities by determining what long-range transportation planning areas benefit their community’s vision and goals.

Join the Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) for a webinar session covering the importance of keeping a Tribe’s LRTP current including:

  • the process of updating or drafting a new LRTP;
  • how LRTPs relate to other transportation plans and systems including the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP) and the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI); and
  • why a current LRTP is important for many grant opportunities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s many programs.    

Presented May 17, 2023 by Miles Brookes, a Tribal Coordinator for FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation to Alaska Tribes. View the presentation on YouTube.

LRTP Presentation