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Tribes will meet to exchange transportation safety improvement ideas


PICKSTOWN, S.D. (KELO-AM) - South Dakota tribal governments will meet to exchange ideas to improve transportation safety at the 4th Annual Tribal Transportation Safety Summit on Jan. 29-30, 2014 at the Ft. Randall Casino & Hotel Conference Center in Pickstown.  


The opening session of the two-day summit offers each of South Dakota’s nine tribes a chance to share a transportation safety best-practice or success story. That could be a law enforcement effort, a highway safety program or a social program that is improving transportation safety on that reservation.


The summit also will focus on effective crash reporting, work zone safety, transit safety and traffic-safety programs, resources and assistance available to tribes from various state, federal and non-profit agencies and groups.


Anne Ferro, administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be addressing the participants during the summit. The overall goal of the summit is to increase awareness of specific tribal transportation safety issues and gain a better understanding of the needs of each South Dakota tribe.


The summit runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 30. Further information is available on the South Dakota Department of Transportation websitehttp://www.sddot.com/services/civil/tero.aspx.