Coordinated efforts between the NPS and transportation agencies, state governments, local communities, foundations, businesses, and other partners are providing a variety of transportation benefits for parks, visitors, and gateway communities. This includes providing multi-modal transportation options that accommodate all visitors, enhancing access and connections between parks and gateway communities, addressing critical transportation needs, and improving the visitor experience, all while preserving and protecting the area’s natural, historical, and cultural resources.
Who Are Our Partners?
Partners and partner groups will vary according to the park, landscape, project, or issue. However, partners typically involve gateway communities, transportation agencies, state and local governments, foundations, businesses, and corporations. Partners may also include individuals, philanthropists, and many others who are interested in sharing in the stewardship of the parks and its resources.
US Department of Transportation
Federal Lands Highways Office
The Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) provides funding for the National Park Service (NPS) transportations infrastructure in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's Federal Lands Highways office (FLH). The FLH provides financial management, engineering, and construction management support for the FLTP.
John A. Volpe National Transportation System Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) established the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in 1970 to serve as a federal resource positioned to provide world-renowned, multidisciplinary, multimodal transportation expertise on behalf of U.S. DOT’s operating administrations, the Office of the Secretary, and external organizations.
The Volpe Center’s extensive cross-modal partnerships have led to innovative solutions that have advanced national and global transportation systems.