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Tribal Relations (TERO)

The 2018 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit is being hosted by the Yankton Sioux Tribe at the Ft. Randall Casino & Hotel. The Summit is October 23-25, 2018. More information about the summit will be posted in September 2018. There is no registration fee to attend the summit. Submit registration form by October 19, 2018.

This year's summit features a variety of presentations on highway safety issues such low cost safety improvements, pedestrian safety, transportation support in emergencies, utilizing medical data to support crash data for safety grants, national safety trends and a number of other panels and presentations. Tribes will also share best practices and success stories throughout the summit. Summit information and tentative Agenda .

Also this year there will be road maintenance training breakout sessions coordinated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe in conjunction with the summit. Tentative agenda and more information on the breakout sessions will be posted at a later date. Participants in the training breakout sessions should complete the summit registration and mark the form to indicate the breakout training sessions attending.

Each participant is responsible for making hotel reservations directly with the hotel. There is a block of rooms reserved for the summit. Please ask for "YST Safety Summit or Safety Summit" room block when making reservations. Room Rate: $50.00 plus tax. Deadline to make hotel reservations and be guaranteed summit rate is October 16, 2018. To reserve hotel room(s) call: 605-605-487-7871 or 1-800-362-6333.

Additional Hotel Rooms available at the Wagner Lakeside Motel (Wagner, SD). Room Rate is based on availability. Receive $10.00 off room rate if you mention Summit when making reservations. To reserve rooms at Wagner Lakeside Motel call: 605-384-5464.

Previous Summit Reports

October 2017 Tribal Safety Summit Report
2017 TSS Presentations

October 2016 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2015 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

January 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

2012 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report


TERO / TECRO Information

Some projects have a special provision for TERO in their contracts. This provision applies to projects within the legal or historic boundaries of Indian Reservations.

The Special Provisions can vary slightly depending on the location of the project and scope of work. They can include some or all of the following: an Indian Preference Hiring Goal, TERO Employment Fee, Other Special Fees and/or a need for Compliance Plan to be negotiated between the Contractor and the Tribe.

When a project is let, a letter is sent to the Contractor and the Tribal TERO office notifying them of the Special Provision requirements and whether a Compliance Plan is needed.

Compliance plans are specific to each tribe and MUST be submitted to the correct tribal office prior to beginning work on a project which is on Reservation land. In some cases, the compliance plan may need to be submitted two (2) weeks before work on the project begins.

Contact Information for TERO and TECRO Offices in South Dakota

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