BIA Indian Reservation Roads Program<br />Daniel Nichols<br />1<br />
What is the IRR Program?<br />Federal Funding for Indian/Alaska Native Roads and Bridges<br />Major/Sole Funding Source<br...
History of IRR Program<br />1982-Surface Transportation Assistance Act<br />1999-Exective Order #13175(tribal rule)<br />2...
IRR Goals<br />Enhance Economic Development<br />Promote Seamless Transportation Systems<br />Preserve and Protect Cultura...
How Does it Work?<br />Create Inventory<br />Long Range Transportation Planning<br />Funding Function of Miles, Trips, Pop...
Statics<br />560 Tribes/Villages<br />Native Roads 33,000 Miles <br />Non-Native Roads 61,000 Miles<br />940 Bridges<br />...
IRR Inventory<br />Identify Routes<br />Document Conditions<br />Surface Type<br />Dimensions<br />ROW<br />Issues<br />AD...
Long Range Transportation Plan<br />Public Involvement<br />Document System<br />Identify Needs<br />Develop Priorities<br...
Minimum Submittal<br />Strip Maps<br />“5704” Data Entry Forms<br />LRTP (Updated)<br />LRTP Adoption of Routes<br />Triba...
Strip Map<br />10<br />
“5704” Date Forms<br />11<br />
Types of Routes<br />4x4 Trails<br />City Streets<br />Subsistence Routes<br />Winter Access Routes<br />Public Roads (rea...
Types of Routes<br />13<br />
Review Process<br />RIFDIS<br />14<br />
IRR Calendar<br />15<br />
High Priority Projects<br />Special Pool of Funds<br />Tribes Can’t Afford Project<br />Disaster Aid<br />Emergency/Non-Em...
HPP-FYI<br />Application Based<br />Scoring<br />Safety/Accidents<br />Last Project<br />Matching Funds<br />Need<br />Pro...
HPP-FYI<br />Needs to be Highest Priority for Tribe<br />Updated LRTP<br />IRR Route<br />Only One HPP per Tribe<br />18<b...
HPP-Schedule<br />Nov 30 – HPP Review Committee<br />Dec 31 – Application Deadline<br />Jan 31 – Acceptance<br />March 31 ...
DOWL HKM Projects<br />NANA Region LRTP<br />SelawikBoardroad<br />Fort Yukon Rabbit Line Subdivision<br />Gulkana Road Im...
Review<br />Funds-IRR & HPP<br />Updated LRTP<br />Update LRTP<br />Must be IRR Routes<br />Deadlines<br />IRR-March 15<br...
Questions<br />22<br />
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This is a presentation I gave giving a brief overview of the BIA Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program. It includes transporation planning, deadlines, requirements, funding info, etc for tribes their BIA funds

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BIA IRR Program

  1. 1. BIA Indian Reservation Roads Program<br />Daniel Nichols<br />1<br />
  2. 2. What is the IRR Program?<br />Federal Funding for Indian/Alaska Native Roads and Bridges<br />Major/Sole Funding Source<br />Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance<br />Jointly Administered by BIA & FHWA-FLH <br />2<br />
  3. 3. History of IRR Program<br />1982-Surface Transportation Assistance Act<br />1999-Exective Order #13175(tribal rule)<br />2004-Tribal Shares <br />2005-2009 SAFETEA-LU<br />2006 Ragsdale Memo<br />2010 ???<br />3<br />
  4. 4. IRR Goals<br />Enhance Economic Development<br />Promote Seamless Transportation Systems<br />Preserve and Protect Cultural & Natural Resources<br />Support Partners<br />4<br />
  5. 5. How Does it Work?<br />Create Inventory<br />Long Range Transportation Planning<br />Funding Function of Miles, Trips, Population<br />More Roads-More Money<br />Not on Inventory-No Money<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Statics<br />560 Tribes/Villages<br />Native Roads 33,000 Miles <br />Non-Native Roads 61,000 Miles<br />940 Bridges<br />22% Paved<br />2 Billion V-M/Yr<br />$5+ Billion Total Funding<br />6<br />
  7. 7. IRR Inventory<br />Identify Routes<br />Document Conditions<br />Surface Type<br />Dimensions<br />ROW<br />Issues<br />ADT<br />Evaluate Needs<br />Tribal Adoption <br />MOA with Owner<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Long Range Transportation Plan<br />Public Involvement<br />Document System<br />Identify Needs<br />Develop Priorities<br />Coordinated Effort<br />Comprehensive Plan<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Minimum Submittal<br />Strip Maps<br />“5704” Data Entry Forms<br />LRTP (Updated)<br />LRTP Adoption of Routes<br />Tribal Resolution<br />MOA/Ownership<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Strip Map<br />10<br />
  11. 11. “5704” Date Forms<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Types of Routes<br />4x4 Trails<br />City Streets<br />Subsistence Routes<br />Winter Access Routes<br />Public Roads (reasonable)<br />Regional Connectors<br />Boardroads<br />Bridges<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Types of Routes<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Review Process<br />RIFDIS<br />14<br />
  15. 15. IRR Calendar<br />15<br />
  16. 16. High Priority Projects<br />Special Pool of Funds<br />Tribes Can’t Afford Project<br />Disaster Aid<br />Emergency/Non-Emergency<br />Up to $1 Million<br />2009-$29 Millions of $450 Million Total IRR Funds<br />16<br />
  17. 17. HPP-FYI<br />Application Based<br />Scoring<br />Safety/Accidents<br />Last Project<br />Matching Funds<br />Need<br />Project Readiness<br />17<br />
  18. 18. HPP-FYI<br />Needs to be Highest Priority for Tribe<br />Updated LRTP<br />IRR Route<br />Only One HPP per Tribe<br />18<br />
  19. 19. HPP-Schedule<br />Nov 30 – HPP Review Committee<br />Dec 31 – Application Deadline<br />Jan 31 – Acceptance<br />March 31 – Scoring/Review<br />April 15 – Notification to Tribes<br />May 15 – Distribution of Funds<br />Aug 15 – Obligation of Funds<br />3 Years to Spend Funds<br />19<br />
  20. 20. DOWL HKM Projects<br />NANA Region LRTP<br />SelawikBoardroad<br />Fort Yukon Rabbit Line Subdivision<br />Gulkana Road Improvements<br />Sitka Misc Road Improvements<br />Emmonak LRTP<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Review<br />Funds-IRR & HPP<br />Updated LRTP<br />Update LRTP<br />Must be IRR Routes<br />Deadlines<br />IRR-March 15<br />HPP—Dec 31<br />Tribes Control<br />No Competitive A/E<br />Great Way to Develop Relationships<br />Profitable Jobs<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Questions<br />22<br />

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