ATNI Northwest Tribal Transportation Symposium

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The 19th Annual Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Northwest Tribal Transportation Symposium will be held April 9-12, 2012 at the Chehalis Tribes Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington.

All information regarding this symposium can be found at

A few topics of special note for the upcoming symposium:
• Federal Transit Administration,David Powell Director of Planning & Project Management and Bill Ramos, FTA Community Planner
• Federal Lands Highways, Brian Allen, new IRR Field Team Leader as well as Adam Larsen and Craig Genzlinger, IRR Program
• Bureau of Indian Affairs - Sheldon Kipp, BIA-BEO
• Highway Safety Manual-Lite - Hillary Isebrands, FHWA - Full half day on this new important resource
• Tribal Transit Guide Book, A.T. Stoddard, Currently in print at Transportation Research Board. In depth review of this important new resource.
• Geographic Information Systems, Pam Jurney, Red Plains Instructor and Tom Carlson, USGS, Geospatial Liaison
• Umatilla Nation, Retroreflectivity Field Study, Terry Warhol, Umatilla Transportation
• Guardrail Applications, Don Gripne, P.E.
• Mobile Mapping with LiDar and GPS, Kelly Snively, GeoNav Group
• Asset Management, Happy Longfellow, Parametrix
• IRR Bridge Program - Overview and Makah Tribe Case Study, Kayloe Dawson, Chehalis Tribe and Greig Arnold, Makah Tribe
• Tribal Transportation Planning Organization - Quarterly Meeting Tuesday evening.

The draft agenda may be found at for more details on the presentations at this year’s symposium.

Please send in your registration for the symposium before the end of the month to take advantage of the lower registration fee. It also helps when ordering supplies and the meals for the symposium. If you should have any questions regarding registration please contact Michele Siedenburg at 509-359-6828 or email

To download a registration form, register on-line

If you have not made your hotel reservation, the hotel block is full at the Great Wolf Lodge. They do have a few rooms left at a slightly higher rate of $139 per night on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Below is a link to a list of alternative hotels if you prefer a different hotel: By Hotels.pdf.

If you should have any questions regarding the symposium please contact Richard Rolland at 509-359-6829 or email

For further information, contact Region 10’s Bill Ramos at 206-220-4319 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator