Point of Contact:
Milton Sovo, Transportation Director
Cheryl Dutton, Transportation Technician
Milton Sovo is the Transportation Program Director and can be reached at the Transportation office located at the Caddo Nation Complex. Please feel free to contact our office with any transporation issues you may have.
The Transportation Program is now in its 6th year of operation under the directions of the Caddo Nation and the Tribal Council. Established by Resolution #08-2005-03, this program is a BIA P.L. 93-638 program. Working with the Southern Plains Regional Transportation Office staff, as well as, other State and Local government transportation offices, we continue to compile the information and data for planning of tribal transportation needs. The Caddo Nation had only 129 miles in its IRR (Indian Reservation Roads) inventory when Milton Sovo became the director. The Caddo Nation now has over 700 miles in the IRR inventory and will be adding more miles this year. The funding available for project planning has also increased and a program technician was added to the staff to assist with inventory planning and project development. In 2009, an emergency application for the replacement of storm damaged bridges on our IRR High Priority Project list was approved and $1,000,000.00 was awarded to the Caddo Nation. This work is scheduled to begin in 2010 with the Transportation office overseeing the project. Resurfacing on some of the Caddo Nation reservation roads will also begin in 2010 using monies we received fom the 2009 Federal stimulus funding (ARRA) for transportation programs and we will also monitor these projects.
The Caddo Nation Transportation office will continue to review and analyze data for improving road and highway safety within the tribal transportation system. In order to provide a safe transportation system and to safeguard and preserve our natural and cultural resources, we have developed Programmatic Agreements (PA’s) with local and State Transportation Programs, and with all the four state homeland areas with FHWA and Memorandums of Understanding concerning transportation projects over the last decade. Planning for safety projects on our reservation will not only befefit the Caddo Nation tribal members but all the communities within our reservation boundaries. This is an area we have just started to look at and we will be looking to partner withother programs to develop highway safety initiates.