The National Park Service (NPS) has long relied on partnerships with outside organizations to enhance resource protection and the visitor experience. The dedication to park units’ resource protection and providing quality visitor experiences affects a broad array of citizens, government agencies, and interest groups. Partnerships allow the NPS to tap the skills and resources of the larger community, and enable NPS to extend its mission outside park boundaries.
Who Are Our Partners?
Partner groups will vary according to the park and the issues, but there are partner groups at the state and federal level that should always be contacted when seeking project approval and funding assistance.
The NPS transportation program is actively exploring the use of a variety of transportation modes to accommodate visitors, alleviate congestion, improve the visitor experience, and protect park resources. The Alternative Transportation Program (ATP) was developed by the NPS in 1998 to respond to the growing demand for innovative solutions to complex transportation challenges. The program consists of professionals working in partnership with the Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration to provide policy guidance, funding, preplanning assistance, and other services related to alternative transportation.
Below you will find links to several resources describing the National Park Service’s work with a variety of partnerships in developing additional alternative transportation modes.