In 1991, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognized a need to expand the Local Technical Assistance Program to serve tribal nations; which was accomplished through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). This expansion authorized the program to directly serve Native American tribal governments. Since ISTEA was signed into office on December 18, 1991, the Tribal Technical Assistance Program can officially celebrate 20 years of TTAP legislation.
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:
The goals of TTAP are accomplished through technology transfer and training, research, and cultural consideration.
Each of the seven TTAP Centers serves a region in the United States.