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Case Studies

Case Studies of State, MPO, and Tribal Coordination in Transportation Planning

This series of case studies focuses on innovative consultation practices between tribes, States, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) within the transportation planning process. It includes six case studies that highlight a range of practices implemented by tribal and non-tribal governments to advance tribal consultation in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning. The case studies describe current practices, the outcomes of these approaches, and lessons learned.

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The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration thank the following members of the Tribal Technical Working Group (TTWG) who contributed to the concept, design and final reporting of this series of tribal transportation planning case studies.

These members are:
  • Linda Aitken, Minnesota DOT
  • Cheryl Cloud, TTAP Michigan
  • Joe Komkoff, Native Village of Eyak (AK)
  • Bo Mazzetti, Southern California Reservation Transportation Authority
  • Mike Moilanen, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (MN)
  • Tom Teegarden, New Mexico DOT
Additionally, we would like to thank ICF Consulting, Inc. and our Federal partners:
  • Bob Bini, Federal Lands Highways
  • Robin Mayhew, FHWA Office of Planning
  • Candy Noonan, FTA Office of Systems Planning
  • Kenneth Petty, FHWA Office of Planning
  • Tim Penney, FHWA Native American Coordinator
  • Fawn Thompson, FHWA Resource Center

For further questions on these case studies contact Ken Petty, FHWA Office of Planning at

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For more information contact Theresa Hutchins at FHWA (360-753-9402).
Updated October 1, 2012
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