Webinars

2024

  • Backcountry Preparedness: Come Home Safely

    Backcountry Preparedness: Come Home Safely 
    Topics to be covered include:

    1) The importance of proper planning and preparedness

    2) How to avoid potential hazards
    3) Key concepts of Avalanche awareness
    4) ATV/snowmobile safety
    5) Proper steps to follow in an emergency
    The presentation is by Katie Hannon. She is the Health Educator 11 and Injury Prevention TIPCAP Coordinator for CAMP. TIPCAP stands for Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program. Katie is originally from Koyuk, but has lived in Nome for the past 15 years. She has been in her position for the last 5 years. She has completed all 3 Injury Prevention short courses through the Indian Health Service. She is currently in the Indian Health Service Fellowship program through the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 
    Backcountry Safety Webinar

2023

  • Just-in-Time FY 2024 TTP Annual Reporting

    This webinar is intended for Tribal employees who report on the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP). An overview of the new Tribal Transportation reporting tool will be provided. The questions remain consistent with previous years’ reporting.  The session provides an overview of the report’s questions and guidance and tips for completing the report accurately and timely.  

    Presenters: David Garcia, FHWA OTT and Miles Brookes, FHWA OTT

    TTP Annual Reporting
  • Alaska Marine Highway System

    The Maritime Administration (MARAD) supports our nation’s waterborne transportation infrastructure: ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, resiliency, and safety. One of MARAD’s most critical missions is facilitating investments in ports and waterways to help strengthen the resiliency of our supply chains, improve intermodal networks, and reduce climate impacts. During this webinar, leaders from MARAD’s Office of Ports & Waterway Planning will provide an overview of the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP). Alaska contains three designated U.S. Marine Highway Routes under the USMHP, the M-11, M-5AK, and the M-A1. These designated routes consist of nearly 9,000 miles of coastal and inland waterways. This presentation will provide an overview of the benefits of the designations of these routes, including eligibility for MARAD funding, and present other Federal programs of interest to Alaska’s inland waterway and coastal communities.

    The Maritime Administration is the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) agency responsible for the nation’s maritime transportation system. Our mission is to foster, promote, and develop the maritime industry of the United States to meet the nation’s economic and security needs. MARAD collaborates with other USDOT agencies as well as other Federal agencies, State, local, and regional transportation partners, including private entities, to develop and expand the maritime transportation system into a capable, connected freight network. MARAD works to ensure that all maritime stakeholders are reflected in USDOT policies, planning efforts, and funding programs. For more information, MARAD’s website is https://www.maritime.dot.gov/

    Speakers: Vince Mantero, Director, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning Tim Pickering, United States Marine Highway Program Team Lead, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning Natasha Pavlovich, Port Development & Intermodal Planning Team Lead, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning

    Alaska's Marine Highway
  • 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 Overview 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 Webinar

    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 Webinar

    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