Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks

Purpose of the program is to enhance the protection of national parks and Federal lands, and increase the enjoyment of those visiting them through the use of alternative transportation.

The goals of the program are to ensure access to all, including persons with disabilities; improve conservation
and park and public land opportunities in urban areas through partnering with State and local governments; improve park and public land transportation infrastructure; enhance the environment and prevent or mitigate adverse impacts on natural resources; reduce congestion and pollution; improve visitor mobility and accessibility and the visitor experience; improve Federal land management agency resource management; and conserve natural, historical, and cultural resources.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Transit in Parks funded a planning project by the Cape Cod Commission, with the support of Cape Cod National Seashore to update the Cape Cod 5-year Public Transportation plan, whuch guides regional public transportation investments in the vicinity of this National Park Service unit.

Fiscal Year 2010: The program also funded the purchase of three clean-diesel buses for YARTS, the pulic transportation provided for Yosemite National Park.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Information and assistance in applying can be aquired for the headquarters office of the Federal land management agency that manages the park or public land involved.

The required project proposal template is available at http:// www.fta.dot.gov.



-National Park Service: Kevin Percival, Kevin.Percival@nps.gov, tel: 303-969-2429, fax: 303-987-6675, mail: 12795 W.

Alameda Parkway, P.O.

Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225-0287.

- Fish and Wildlife Service: Nathan Caldwell, nathan.caldwell@fws.gov, tel:703-358-2376, fax: 703-358-2517,mail: 4401 N.

Fairfax Drive, Suite 634; Arlington, VA 22203.

- Forest Service: Ellen LaFayette, elafayette@fs.fed.us, tel: 703-605-4509, fax: 703-605-1542, mail: 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1101.

- Bureau of Land Management: Linda Force, Linda_Force@blm.gov, tel: 202- 557-3567, fax: 202-452-5046, mail: 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.
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