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Proposed Apgar Transit Center Parking Expansion

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Date: April 10, 2012
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838

The Apgar Transit Center Parking Lot Expansion Environmental Assessment conducted by Glacier National Park specialists is available for public review and comment. Comments are due by May 7, 2012. The park is proposing to expand the Apgar Transit Center parking lot to accommodate increased visitor use of the transit center following the relocation of activities of the Apgar Visitor Center to the transit center. The transit center parking lot was designed to provide parking for visitors using the transit system, but is also used for parking and staging by tour concessions customers and visitors to Apgar Village. During the busy summer season, thousands of visitors may use the transit center and associated parking lot. The parking lot is often full in July and August. The existing transit center parking lot is too small to accommodate additional parking once visitor center operations are moved. Two alternatives were analyzed in the environmental assessment: 1) Alternative A- No Action and 2) Alternative B -Preferred. The Apgar Transit Center parking lot would not be expanded with Alternative A. Under Alternative B, the Apgar Transit Center parking lot would be expanded to provide approximately 60 to 70 more parking spaces.  The environmental assessment is available on the park's planning web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ApgarTransitParking. Comments can be made directly through this web site or by writing to: Superintendent, Glacier National Park, Attn: Apgar Transit Center Parking EA, PO Box 128 West Glacier, Montana 59936.

Did You Know?

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In 1974, 93% of Glacier National Park was recommended as Wilderness. To this day, over 93% of Glacier’s backcountry is managed as Wilderness.