TR News September – October 2014: Transportation in Tribal Lands: Challenges and Initiatives

The full issue of the TR News 294 has been posted. This issue features articles that explore the challenges facing tribal transportation and the accomplishments of programs serving the unique transportation needs of the 566 Indian tribes throughout the United States. Articles highlight the federal trust relationship and tribal sovereignty; a bridge replacement project in the Oneida Nation using context-sensitive solutions to connect the community and strengthen tribal identity; tribal self-governance in the transportation arena; right-of-way jurisdiction through Indian Country; environmental justice as it relates to tribal transportation; transportation research successes—and more.

The September-October 2014 issue of TR News includes the following articles:
Safe Journeys: Improving the Role of Tribal Communities in the Development of Transportation Facilities in Indian Country
Indian Country 101: History, Geography, Policies, and Initiatives Affecting Tribal Transportation Infrastructure
Context-Sensitive Solutions for an Oneida Nation Transportation Project: Teamwork and Community Involvement for Safety, Connectivity, Mobility, and Cultural Identity
The Transformation to Tribal Self-Governance in the Transportation Arena: A Progress Through Legislative Milestones
Transportation Fellowship Helps Young Researcher Examine Maintenance Policies for Tribal Roads
Fixing the Potholes: Tribes Exercise Practical Sovereignty to Assume Control of Tribal Transportation Systems
Tribal Transportation Planning and Geographic Information Systems: Applying High-Tech Tools and Expertise to Advance Initiatives
Right-of-Way Through Indian Country: The Complexities of a Commonplace Arrangement
Transportation Research in Indian Country: Lessons Learned from Recent Projects
Guide for Effective Tribal Crash Reporting

Read TR News 294

The TR News is TRB’s bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off articles profiles of transportation professionals, workshop and conference announcements, new book notices, and news of TRB activities. Submissions of manuscripts for possible publication are accepted at any time.

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