The purpose of this project was to perform preliminary planning work for construction of a 10 foot pathway along both SR 95 and Resort Drive that will provide connectivity for pedestrians between two areas of commerce while also reducing the direct pedestrian exposure to vehicular traffic. The project will enhance the ability of pedestrians to safely and comfortably walk from the Walmart and Airport Road area in Parker, Arizona to the Blue Water Casino facilities located on Resort Drive on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation. The final products included development of a realistic scope of work, schedule, and budget to assist in the programming phase of project implementation.
The principal focus of this study project is to address the most critical transportation planning needs identified by the Ganado Chapter and Apache County. This will include, but is not limited to, a comprehensive needs analysis of multimodal movements and traffic circulation as well as safety issues for the project area corridors.
The major goals for this project are (1) to develop strategies for the funding, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Tribal transportation facilities for moving people, goods and services within the unique context of the Reservation; (2) to link the LRTP to Tribal land use, cultural preservation, social, environmental, and quality of life goals; and (3) to examine current Reservation and regional transportation operations and identify future transportation needs, while facilitating transportation investment decision making for the Tribe in consideration of very limited transportation resources.
This planning project is to update the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Long Range Transportation Plan. The study area is within the Community boundaries and adjacent Community-owned land. The principal focus of the project is to address the most critical transportation planning needs identified by the Community. This will include, but is not limited to a needs analysis and evaluation for all priority roadway corridors within the project area. The major transportation goals of the Community include: (1) Promote an effective, well-planned transportation system of roadways that establishes functional, safe, and durable streets; (2) Create ordinances, policies, or design guidelines that support the transportation plan; and (3) Provide for and encourage use of non-vehicle modes of transportation.
This goal of this project was to assist the Navajo Department of Transportation and the Chinle Chapter to perform preliminary planning work for a street lighting installation project on Navajo Route 7 in Chinle, Arizona. As identified in a previous 2012 Chinle to Many Farms Multimodal Long Range Transportation Study there is inadequate street lighting along Navajo Route 7. This Pre-scoping project considered installation of solar street lighting within the BIA right-of-way. The final products included development of a realistic scope of work, schedule, and budget to assist in the programming phase of project implementation.
The federal Tribal Transportation Program is presently the single major source of funding for transportation projects available to the 22 tribes in Arizona. Unfortunately, this funding source is unable to meet all tribal transportation needs and objectives. Tribes have expressed a desire to positively influence the quality of life in their communities by having the authority to make decisions regarding funds from multiple sources used for transportation improvements. This research study will evaluate current funding processes and sources, investigate barriers to greater participation in state transportation decision making, identify successful practices from other states, and recommend next steps.
Federal regulations require all states to have a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries on public roadways. The state's Department of Transportation leads development of its SHSP in cooperation with local, state, federal and other safety stakeholders. Under the completed SHSP, all highway safety programs in the state can leverage resources and work together to address transportation safety issues.