Applications now open for the 2023 Tribal Transportation Safety Assessment (TTSA) Program

October 27, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is inviting 12 California Tribes to apply for the next round of Tribal Transportation Safety Assessments (TTSAs), beginning October 2022 and to be completed by September 30, 2023. TTSA studies will be based on the tribal communities' input about their transportation choices, challenges and opportunities, and can help tribal staff and leadership plan and prioritize safety improvements for all travel modes (walking, bicycling, transit, driving) on tribal roads and pathways, and on roads accessing tribal lands. Tribal staff can also use the TTSA reports in support of their funding applications.

Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), TTSAs are FREE to California tribes. 

Participants conducting a needs assessment in Happy Camp, 2019

Needs assessment for the Karuk Tribe (Happy Camp, 2019)

TTSA engagements include:

  • Collision data analysis by SafeTREC staff
  • Community engagement survey to understand household transportation choices, challenges and opportunities (online and/or printed)
  • With Tribal staff, selection of several focus (study) areas on or near Tribal lands (intersections, corridors, paths, or routes including walk/bike to schools)
  • One-day on-site field visit by a safety expert (walk-audit/drive-about)
  • Detailed illustrated report of findings with analyses, suggestions and concepts

Apply for the 2023 TTSA Program

To apply for a TTSA in your community, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, January 20, 2023*to

*DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: Applications are now being accepted until Monday, May 15, 2023 (April, 2023 update).

Since 2015, SafeTREC has conducted 39 transportation safety assessments for California Tribes. Learn more about the TTSA Program.