Role in Arizona Tribes in Transportation Decision Making
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.