To server the Navajo Nation by providing a safe transportation infrastructure through innovation and partnerships.
Planning for transportation needs of the Navajo people.
The Navajo DOT Transportation Planning Section is funded through a P.L. 93-638 contract with the BIA Navajo Region Division of Transportation. Under federal law, the Indian Reservation Roads Program (IRRP) allows 2% of its road construction funds to be used for tribal transportation planning.
Work by the Section includes updates to the Navajo Nation Long Range Transportation Plan (NNLRTP) every five years. The NNLRTP provides comprehensive analysis to address roads and other transportation needs to meet the development needs of the Navajo Nation.
Another planning tool prepared by the Section, updated annually, is the Navajo Nation Tribal Transportation Improvement Program usually referred to as TTIP. An important part of the planning process includes public hearings on transportation projects usually held at Chapter houses in partnership with other transportation stakeholders.
The Section coordinates with state and regional planning organizations for project funds including those programmed through the State Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). They also do road safety planning and safety assessments (RSA) and provide assistance to the annual road inventory.
Planners are stationed at each of the five Navajo Agencies and Window Rock.
To provide a comprehensive transportation system that encompasses all modes of transportation, including rail, bus, and air.
To provide a safe and efficient transportation network to and within the Navajo Reservation.
To improve overall road and bridge conditions to achieve a reduction in the number and severity of
To develop the necessary multimodal transportation system to foster and support economic
development and increase employment opportunities.
To provide a high level of connectivity between Growth Centers including Shiprock, Tuba City, Chinle,
Fort Defiance, Window Rock, Crownpoint, and Kayenta.
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