2013 Tribal Transportation Summit

Seventh Annual Transportation Conference

Marina Inn and Conference Center
South Sioux City, Nebraska
October 15, 2013

Co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) and BIA Winnebago Agency

We are all partners in providing a safe and reliable transportation system.

Downloadable/Printable Agenda (pdf)


9:30 AM Meet & Greet / Coffee / Registration / Conference Materials
10:00 AM Conference Opening
  • Welcome comments – Khalil Jaber (NDOR Deputy Director, & Ernest Pourier*, BIA Winnebago Agency Acting Superintendent)
  • Introduction of Emcees/Facilitators – Andy Cunningham & Scott Brummond (NDOR); Everett Baxter Jr.* (BIA); Dan Cady (NE LTAP)
  • Introduction of Distinguished Guests – Emcees
  • Theme & Goals of Conference – Andy Cunningham
10:20 AM Transportation Projects, Programs and Needs in and around the Omaha and Winnebago Reservations
  • NDOR D-3 – Kevin Domogalla (District 3 Engineer)
  • Omaha Tribe – Richard Valentino (Transportation Planner)
  • Winnebago Tribe – Ron Nohr (Engineer, Transportation Planner) & Joy Johnson (Tribal Grant Writer)
  • Thurston County – Mark Casey & Darren Wolfe
  • Iowa DOT D-3 – Dakin Shultz (District 3 Transportation Planner)
  • Discussion
12:00 PM Lunch
  • Overview of Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) – Dennis Trusty (Northern Plains TTAP Director)
1:00 PM Transportation Projects, Programs and Needs in and around the Santee Reservation and the Ponca Headquarters Area
  • NDOR D-3 – Kevin Domogalla (District 3 Engineer)
  • Santee Sioux Nation – Mike Crosley (Economic Devel. Dir., unable to attend)
  • Ponca Tribe – Jacob Olsufka (Transportation Planner)
  • Knox County – Kevin Barta (Highway Superintendent) & Mark Mainelli (Mainelli Wagner & Associates)
  • Discussion
2:45 PM Break - Refreshments
12:00 PM Lunch
  • Overview of Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) – Dennis Trusty (Northern Plains TTAP Director)
3:00 PM Federal ‘MAP-21’ Tribal Transportation Program Update – The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is the current Federal Aid highway and transit authorization law
  • BIA Great Plains Region Division of Transportation – Thomas Croymans* (Acting Director)
  • Discussion
3:45 PM Wrap-up Discussion
  • Future meetings – Meet annually or biennially? NDOR and BIA continue as co- hosts? South Sioux City or other location? Broader or narrower invitation list?
  • Closing comments – Around the room
4:00 PM Adjourn - Drive Safely!

* BIA officials were unable to attend because Congress had not made any appropriation for FY 14 at the time. Mr. Croymans narrated his slides presentation by phone from Aberdeen, SD.