Safety Equity and Transportation in Tribal Communities – Navigating Collaborative Approaches and Indigenous Partnerships

The power of community-engaged research lies in the opportunity to listen, learn, and develop sustainable /resilient co-authored products that have the potential of greatly impacting the quality of the environmental and quality of life for the communities served. These types of engagements succinctly reveal gaps, inequities, and potentials that often are not reported or misunderstood. This proposed research aims to identify effective approaches for community engagement and foster relationships that leads to revealing these inequities in the transportation safety equity paradigm relative to specific tribal communities. This project will strategically build and sustain outreach with and into three tribal communities (Nez Perce, Coeur d’Alene, and Kalispell) with whom the University of Idaho has memorandum of understandings for the first year of the five year CSET duration. The research team will: 1) effectively engage relevant parties needed for larger research efforts; 2) better evaluate what work has been done and the effectiveness of existing programs; 3) establish a baseline understanding using existing and relevant data to inform and evaluate CSET safety efforts; and 4) utilize data generated for targeted projects in future grant years.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $120,000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747129

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Project Managers:

      Connor, Billy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Principal Investigators:

      Awwad-Rafferty, Rula

    • Start Date: 20170901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01653289
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747129
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Dec 5 2017 5:30PM