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Federal Lands Highway - Federal Lands Collaborative Long-Range Transportation Planning Assistance and Pacific Northwest Pilot

Surface transportation funding authorization through the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) requires federal land management agencies (FLMAs) to conduct transportation planning that is consistent with metropolitan and statewide planning processes. FAST also encourages multiagency collaboration to establish common goals, conditions, and actions of mutual benefit.

To achieve these goals, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Federal Lands Highway and Volpe worked with FLMAs and their partners in the Pacific Northwest to develop a Collaborative Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This effort involves the following agencies:

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • State and local transportation agencies in Oregon and Washington

This plan will serve as a tool to engage the various agencies on how they can work together to set transportation priorities and leverage funds to meet transportation needs for the Pacific Northwest’s federal lands. The plan also includes an implementation plan with collaborative actions and performance measures to monitor progress.

Volpe supported FHWA on project coordination and with the following products:

  • Multiagency LRTP for the Pacific Northwest region that outlines the FLMAs’ shared goals
  • Agency-specific profiles
  • Technical reports documenting regional trends impacting transportation on federal lands
  • Data collection and coordination to support federal lands long-range transportation planning

This project is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2019.

Please see the FHWA’s Federal Lands Planning Program LRTP website for more information.

Map of Washington State with large swaths of federal lands.
Federal lands in the Pacific Northwest (Atkins Global image)
Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2019