Today is the second of a two day conference in Lac Du Flambeau to discuss tribal transportation.
The event is put on by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), along with the College of the Menominee Nation. This year’s theme is New Horizons: Enhancing Partnerships & Creating Opportunities.
This will be the sixth annual event, bringing together state, tribal, federal and transportation construction professionals to increase their understanding of governmental and transportation initiatives of the 11 tribes of Wisconsin and WisDOT.
The conference is geared towards: Tribal government representatives; construction industry representatives, business owners and consultants; and other organizations and agencies that work in the transportation construction industry.
Yesterday, WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb kicked off the event with a welcome address. Other highlights of the conference include: changes to the new MAP-21 Tribal Transportation Program and funding opportunities, transportation safety in cultural resources/historic preservation, and transit program and funding opportunities.