In 1991, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognized a need to expand the Local Technical Assistance Program to serve tribal nations.
The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a training and technology transfer resource for Native American tribes in the United States. It is funded by the FHWA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TTAP aims to:
Distribute technical assistance and training activities at the tribal level;
Help implement administrative procedures and new transportation technology at the tribal level;
Provide training and assistance in transportation planning and economic development;
Develop educational programs to encourage and motivate interest in transportation careers among Native American students.
The goals of TTAP are accomplished through technology transfer and training, research, and cultural consideration.