Coordinated efforts between the NPS and transportation agencies, state governments, local communities, foundations, friend's groups, businesses and others enhance access and address critical transportation needs for park visitors. For information on how to pursue transportation funding through partnerships, see the External Transportation Funding page.
Federal Lands Transportation Program Partners
Federal funding for roads, trails, and bridges in the national park system began in 1924. In January 1925, the first interagency agreement between the NPS and the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR)—the predecessor of today's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) — was struck. Under the agreement, the BPR provided road design and construction assistance while the NPS brought technical expertise, landscape values, and aesthetic direction. This relationship continues today, through a Memorandum of Agreement signed in 1983, making it the longest-running formal partnership between any two federal agencies. In addition to our internal partners, such as the NPS Denver Service Center and transportation professionals in parks and regions around the country, the Federal Lands Transportatin Program (FLTP) continues to work with other public sector and private sector partners around the country.
US Department of Transportation
Federal Lands Highways Office
The FLTP provides funding for the National Park Service (NPS) transportation infrastructure in partnership with FHWA's Federal Lands Highways office (FLH). The FLH provides financial management, engineering, and construction management support for the FLTP.
The John A. Volpe National Transportation System Center's (Volpe) Public Lands team provides the NPS FLTP with technical assistance to resolve complex transportation challenges.
Last updated: May 13, 2019