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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: Dyea Area Transit Feasibility Study

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) is the most-visited NPS unit in Alaska, with over 1 million visitors in 2018. The vast majority of these visitors arrive by cruise ship in Skagway, Alaska, and visit the Skagway unit by foot or a local circulator shuttle in downtown Skagway. KLGO also manages the Dyea unit approximately 10 miles from Skagway. This area includes the ghost town of Dyea at the base of the historic Chilkoot Trail that miners hiked on their journey to the Klondike gold fields. In 2017, NPS asked the Volpe Center to conduct a transit feasibility study to assess opportunities to enhance transit access from Skagway to Dyea through partnerships with local public or private transit providers.

This report documents the project team’s findings, including a summary of existing conditions and stakeholder input, characteristics of a potential transit shuttle between Skagway and Dyea, business model considerations, and assessment of potential transit vehicle types.

Final Report, April 2019:
Klondike Gold Rush National Park: Dyea Area Transportation Feasibility Study

Last updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019