Near-Term Action - Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy

For more than 15 years, SANDAG and the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) have developed a government-to-government framework to engage in planning dialogue and action at the regional level. The success of this model has demonstrated that, when working collaboratively, public agencies and tribal governments can create a mechanism for timely, meaningful, and effective involvement of tribal governments in the regional and transportation planning process.

San Diego Forward: The 2019 Federal Regional Transportation Plan focuses transportation investments in the most urbanized areas, where there is existing and planned transportation infrastructure. At the same time, the transportation system must support the needs of federally recognized tribal nations whose reservations are located in the sparsely populated eastern rural areas of the region.

SANDAG, in partnership with the SCTCA, successfully competed for a Caltrans Strategic Partnership Planning grant to develop an Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy. Working together, SANDAG and the SCTCA developed a strategy that identifies key multimodal projects that will improve tribal mobility while meeting regional, state, and federal goals. This Strategy will inform the development of the 2021 Regional Plan.

On October 2, 2019, SANDAG staff coordinated a workshop hosted by the Barona Band of Mission Indians with the Interagency Technical Working Group on Tribal Transportation Issues to facilitate a collaborative discussion to analyze how the concepts of the 5 Big Moves can be implemented to support tribal and regional transportation goals.

ITTS Fact Sheet
Final Report – Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy