Alternative Funding Opportunities For NPS Transit — March 2014. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and other financial changes are expected to reduce funding for National Park Service (NPS) transit systems by as much as 28 percent from previous funding levels. To navigate these changes while maintaining a robust portfolio of alternative transportation options, NPS transit system managers may need to explore alternative funding sources which are not traditionally utilized by NPS. This paper discusses opportunities for NPS to work with state, regional, and local partners to apply for major funding programs administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. Download as a .pdf <HERE>.
Alternative Funding Opportunities for National Park Service Transit — January 2014. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (Public Law 112-141 or “MAP-21”), the Federal surface transportation law enacted in 2012, and other changes are expected to reduce funding for National Park Service (NPS) transit systems by approximately 28 percent. This paper discusses potential opportunities for NPS to work with state and local partners to obtain funding for transit systems through Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs that have not been traditional funding sources for NPS.
NPS Transportation Innovative Finance Options — May 2013. John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.This paper provides a summary of innovative transportation finance techniques and discusses their applicability to the National Park Service (NPS). The primary finding of this analysis is that the NPS has already implemented innovative finance techniques, including most of the mechanisms that are legally authorized and relevant to its mission. The deployment of additional innovative financing techniques would require congressional support and legislation, and in some cases would require state and local government support for such methods as value capture. The paper notes that most innovative finance techniques afforded to state and local governments are not applicable to federal agencies.
Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) — March 2013. National Park units and partners have the opportunity to partner with State and local governments for projects eligible under the FLAP program. To receive NPS support, projects must be aligned with Department of the Interior priorities and be endorsed by the NPS regional and WASO transportation offices. For more information, see the Federal Lands Access Program — How To Get Started. To read the announcement from the Secretary of the Interior for the FLAP program,click here.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program