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Miscellaneous Q&A


Consultation, Coordination

  1. What is the difference in tribal government-to-government and local government-state IGA(s)?
  2. What about tribal sovereignty as it relates to funds and communications?
  3. What protocol should be followed for each tribe?
  4. Can tribes enter into stewardship agreements with the state or FHWA?
  5. How do tribes provide material sources? Specifically comment on environmental clearances and federal constraints.
  6. Does the countywide accident data include the tribal data?
  7. What is the difference between Title 23 and the 23 Code of Federal Regulations?

Functional Classification

  1. Do the Navajo and Hopi Reservations provide updated requests for functionally classified roads?
  2. Please define functional classifications again. What is its importance?
  3. When the Functional Classification is changed, does the Tribe give up right of way and does it change who is responsible for maintenance of the road?

Navajo Division of Transportation

  1. What's the Navajo Nation's annual budget for construction and maintenance?
  2. What type of data does NDOT collect under the planning contract?
  3. Does Navajo do their own archeological surveys?
  4. What is the Navajo Nation doing with Navajo gasoline tax "NHURF?"
  5. When Navajo talks about spending $1,000 per mile per year on their roads, are they talking about paved or dirt roads? Does that include funds for maintenance?

Other

  1. Why do the COGs, the ADOT Districts, and the Transportation Board use different ways to define their boundaries? Nothing seems to match up.
  2. Who monitors air quality on tribal lands?
  3. Were any of the Native American Tribal Focus Group ten milestone meetings held on Indian Reservations? If yes, where? If no, why?

Planning

  1. Is the 15 or 20-year project planning updated or revised each year – Navajo Reg (Reservation) roads?
  2. How are state and metro planning processes involving tribes that are located within metro areas? How is the BIA involved?
  3. How much involvement do Indian tribes have in planning?

Projects

  1. Is there a process for reviewing projects so improvements are factored into the project?
  2. How do tribes address bridge construction on roads (flood control, funding; culverts, drainage systems under highways)?
  3. For design purposes do drawings need engineer's stamp/approval before regional office review?
  4. Are scenic by-way projects on the planning list for new construction or improvements?
  5. What is the number of projects and construction costs for building and improving roads on/off the reservations (Hopi & Navajo)?
  6. What can be done to streamline or shorten the length of time to obtain road projects to get started?
  7. How can the tribes help to improve the communication between agencies in trying to clear projects in a timely manner - bid date (e.g. R/W clearance, tribal council meetings, etc.)?
  8. Could you explain the TERO Program Coordination requirements?

Right of Way

  1. How long of a process is there to receive a right-of-way for new road construction?
  2. Navajo projects – what if one person goes against the right-of-way, can this stop the project?
  3. Why don't the Navajo roads constructed have the ROW fenced?
  4. Who is responsible for livestock on state/county road ROWs that present danger to traffic on the Navajo Reservation?
  5. How was the ROW obtained for the state highway crossing two Moencopi allotments above the village?

Roadways

  1. Where or who monitors or collects access needs for reservations?
  2. Are roads on Indian allotments included in the state-tribal transportation programs?
  3. Where do county roads operation, construction and maintenance fit in?

Transit

  1. Local transit program for Tribes?
  2. How can the tribe/state coordinate transit funding to better the transit needs of the tribes?
  3. Is the Navajo Nation being adequately funded/considered for transit program funding?