Tribal Relations (TERO)

Information about the 2024 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit will be posted in early September 2024. 

2023 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Information

The 2023 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit is scheduled for October 18-19, 2023 at the Grand River Casino & Resort in Mobridge, SD. There will also be Road Maintenance Training on October 18th in conjunction with the Summit. 

Deadline to register is October 11, 2023.  There is no registration fee to attend.  Registration and additional Summit information/tentative agenda are posted below.

The conference hotel is Grand River Hotel & Resort and there is a room block.  Please ask for “Tribal Transportation Safety Summit” when making reservations. 

Deadline to make hotel reservations and be guaranteed the summit rate is October 11, 2023. 

Registration Form
Hotel & Registration Information

Tentative Summit Agenda
Road Maintenance Training Agenda


2023 SD Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

2023 Summit Report Appendices


Previous Summit Reports
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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June Hansen
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700 E. Broadway Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Telecommunication Relay Service for the Deaf: 1-800-877-1113
Fax Number: 605-773-4442 

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