The Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) improves multi-modal access to and within national parks by providing funding, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's Federal Lands Highway office (FLH), for transportation facilities owned and maintained by the National Park Service.
The FLTP mission is to preserve and protect park resources, while providing safe and enjoyable access to and within the national parks, using sustainable, appropriate, and integrated transportation solutions. We provide and maintain high quality transportation infrastructure and services, deliver safe, efficient, effective, and environmentally-friendly transportation infrastructure projects and services, and serve as a leader and innovator in transportation.
The FLTP provides funding for projects (including some alternative transportation projects), long range planning, and the development of asset management systems that maintain and improve the condition of NPS transportation systems. Learn more below!
Multi-Year Program of Projects
The Federal Lands Transportation Program brings expertise together from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the NPS the Washington Service Office, the Denver Service Center, the seven regional offices, and individual park units to deliver the Program of Projects. The Program of Projects is developed through the transportation planning process resulting in a multi-year plan for road, bridge, and alternative transportation projects. Many of these projects, if regionally significant, are included in a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that FLH approves and submits to the states to be included in their State Transportation Improvement Programs (STIP). Most of the FLTP funds are used for “transportation asset management” – that is, to pay for the work required to keep existing NPS roads, bridges and tunnels in good condition.
There are some projects, such as a major bridge or road repair, that require a much larger amount of funding than is available on an annual basis to the Region. These are referred to as “Mega Projects" and FLTP funds are often used as a match for these projects.