2014 Tribal Transportation Conference Archive

Eighth Annual Transportation Conference

Wayne Fire Hall - 510 Tomar Drive
Wayne, Nebraska
October 17, 2014

Co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), BIA Winnebago Agency
and Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program (NE LTAP)

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

Downloadable/Printable Agenda (pdf)


8:15 AM Meet & Greet / Coffee / Registration / Conference Materials
9:00 AM Conference Opening
  • Welcome comments – Randy Peters, NDOR Director-State Engineer
    Ernest Pourier, BIA Winnebago Agency Deputy Superintendent
    Nicole Frankl, NE LTAP Director
  • Self-introductions around the room – so we can all get to know each other
9:30 AM State Highway and Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects in the Area
  • Kevin Domogalla, District 3 Engineer, NDOR
    Kari Ruse, Transit Liaison Manager, NDOR
  • Questions & answers
NDOR District 3 Presentation Slides (pdf)
Transit Presentation Slides (pdf)
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Federal Tribal Transportation in Nebraska
  • Tom Croymans, Director, Division of Transportation, BIA Great Plains Region
  • Questions & answers
BIA Presentation Slides (pdf)
11:00 AM Omaha Tribe Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Richard Valentino, Roads Manager & Transportation Planner
  • Questions & answers
Omaha Tribe Presentation Slides (pdf)
11:30 AM Break
11:45 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Winnebago Tribe Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Ron Nohr, Engineer & Transportation Planner, or Joy Johnson, Grant Writer
  • Questions & answers
Winnebago Tribe Presentation Slides (pdf)
1:15 AM Thurston County Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Darren Wolfe, Chairman, Thurston Co. Board
    Bullet Beaudette, Thurston Co. Highway Department
  • Questions & answers
Thurston County Presentation Slides (pdf)
1:45 PM Santee Tribe Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Mike Crosley, Economic Development Director/ Transportation Planner
  • Questions & answers
Santee Tribe Presentation Slides (pdf) - Not available
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Ponca Tribe Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Jacob Olsufka (Transportation Planner)
  • Questions & answers
Ponca Tribe Presentation Slides (pdf)
3:00 PM Knox County Transportation Needs, Programs and Projects
  • Kevin Barta, Knox County Highway Superintendent
  • Questions & answers
Knox County Presentation Slides (pdf)
3:30 pM Roundtable Discussion - Suggested Topics:
  • Best practices and innovative ideas for improving transportation in and around Nebraska’s Indian country
  • Take-Aways from the presentations and discussions
  • Topics, timing, site and hosts for next meeting
  • Final thoughts
Collected Notes (pdf)
4:00 pM Adjourn
Drive Safely!