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Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands

Projects Selected for FY 2006 Funding

Federal Land Management Unit State Sponsoring Agency Funding Recipient Type of Project Project Description FY 2006 Funding Request

Acadia National Park

ME

National Park Service

Maine Department of Transportation

bus

Purchase 2 vans with trailers for bicycles for Acadia’s Island Explorer transit system, allowing visitors to better access recreation opportunities in the park without private cars.

$120,000

Acadia National Park

ME

National Park Service

Maine Department of Transportation

bus

Replace 8 propane powered buses for Acadia’s Island Explorer transit system, which connects visitor destinations in the park with campgrounds, motels, and community business districts.

$1,400,000

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

VA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fish and Wildlife Service

bus

Purchase two alternative-fueled specialty trams that will replace the antiquated tram system presently used to transport visitors through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to adjoining False Cape State Park.

$160,000

Cape Cod National Seashore

MA

National Park Service

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority

bus

Purchase ITS communication equipment to allow timed transfers and coordination of local transit service.

$175,000

Cape Cod National Seashore

MA

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Define the needs and evaluate alternative satellite maintenance/storage sites for a transit service to be implemented.

$200,000

Cape Cod National Seashore

MA

National Park Service

National Park Service

tram

Replace three trailers for trams to transport visitors to destinations within and near the National Seashore.

$400,000

Chugach National Forest

AK

Forest Service

Alaska Railroad

railroad

Purchase Diesel Multiple Unit Rail vehicles to provide rail service to recreation areas in Chugach National Forest.

$4,700,000

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH

National Park Service

National Park Service

design

Prepare design documents to allow for upgrade of railroad signals at grade crossings of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

$170,000

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH

National Park Service

National Park Service

design

Develop plans to rehabilitate existing rail in Cuyahoga National Park.

$185,000

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH

National Park Service

National Park Service

maintenance vehicle

Purchase a railroad maintenance vehicle to maintain 51 miles of railroad track.

$170,000

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH

National Park Service

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

railroad

Purchase an additional ADA accessible railcar.

$373,000

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

FL

Fish and Wildlife Service

Lee County Transit

planning study

Planning, technical analyses, and coordination of transportation system.

$700,000

Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook

NJ

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Fund a planning study to assess needs and establish a set of integrated intelligent transportation system (ITS) parking/traveling information systems requirements.

$150,000

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

AK

National Park Service

State of Alaska

boat dock

Replace the existing passenger and freight dock.

$1,200,000

Grand Canyon National Park

AZ

National Park Service

National Park Service

bus

Rebuild the Hermits Road Shuttle Bus transfer area.

$733,050

Grand Teton National Park

ID, WY

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Create a Public Transportation Business Plan for public transportation service in Grand Teton National Park.

$99,934

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

HI

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Data collection/studies and resource surveys for potential alternative transportation system along two primary roads where congestion and over-crowding are causing resource damage and compromising visitor safety and experience.

$120,000

Inyo National Forest, Devils Postpile National Monument

CA

Forest Service

Forest Service

planning study

Feasibility study for implementation of a sustainable transportation system for Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile.

$167,000

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

OR

National Park Service

Sunset Empire Transportation District

bus

Fund shuttle bus leasing from the park's partner, Sunset Empire Transit District.

$50,000

Lowell National Historical Park

MA

National Park Service

National Park Service

railroad

Address safety issues: 1) signalization of grade crossings, 2) rehabilitate trolley bridge, 3) replace deteriorated railroad ties and substandard rails.

$338,000

Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Town of Woodstock

VT

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Perform a fiscal analysis study that will investigate a system to shuttle visitors, including elderly and mobility impaired, from points within the Woodstock community to the park visitor center.

$78,500

Mesa Verde National Park

CO

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Fund the remaining planning tasks and allow the Transportation Plan to be completed in early 2007.

$57,868

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

IL

Forest Service

Forest Service

planning study

Develop an alternative transportation system plan for the prairie.

$256,600

Mt. Hood National Forest

OR

Forest Service

Oregon Department of Transportation

planning study

Planning for a new alternative transportation system to provide transportation to and within Mt. Hood National Forest in order to reduce congestion on US Highway 26.

$100,000

Muir Woods National Monument/Golden Gate National Recreation Area

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

ITS

Design and build electronic warning signs, traffic counters, highway advisory radio, web cameras, a centralized management software package, and other equipment as necessary.

$490,000

Muir Woods National Monument/Golden Gate National Recreation Area

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Secure consultant services for planning effort to address visitor access issues at Muir Woods National Monument (managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area).

$500,000

North Cascades National Park

WA

National Park Service

National Park Service

bus

Purchase 4 buses to replace old buses that transport visitors within the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

$947,000

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Essex County National Heritage Area, MA DCR Sandy Point

MA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Essex National Heritage Commission

planning study

Develop a plan to complete safe, off-road connections between the Newburyport MBTA Transit Center, the Refuge Headquarters and the Refuge.

$95,000

Patuxent Research Refuge

MD

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fish and Wildlife Service

tram

Rehabilitate existing prototype electric tram and tram tour route.

$108,639

Point Reyes National Seashore

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Fund an implementation feasibility study and financial plan for the upgrade of an existing park shuttle system to an alternate-fuel system for the heavily visited Point Reyes Headlands.

$175,000

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

CO

Fish and Wildlife Service

City of Commerce City

planning study

Conduct a shuttle feasibility study that would determine if a shuttle is needed.

 

$40,000

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites

NY

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Design a three-year phased field test of an alternative transportation system that links the four park sites with the Town Center and the Poughkeepsie Train Station; structure a regional ATS partnership.

$68,000

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Planning to extend San Francisco Municipal Railway's Historic streetcars from Fisherman's Wharf 0.85 mile to San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and the Fort Mason Center at Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area.

$300,000

San Juan National Historic Site

PR

National Park Service

Codevisa Transit with municipality of San Juan

bus

Purchase two small trams that would be operated by the municipality of San Juan to provide transportation between the two forts.

$640,000

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

TX

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fish and Wildlife Service

bus

Replace current tram at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

$510,000

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

bus

Lease buses for the Giant Forest Shuttle and Gateway Shuttle Link to connect key sites within Sequoia National Park – lodging, camping, food service facilities, popular day use trails, and features of the world-famous Giant Forest Sequoia grove. 

$165,000

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

CA

National Park Service

City of Visalia

bus

Purchase 5 shuttle busses for the City of Visalia to run a new service from the San Joaquin Valley to popular Sequoia National Park.

$400,000

Shenandoah National Park

VA

National Park Service

National Park Service

bus

Purchase an ADA accessible bus to replace existing leased vehicle.

$60,000

Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve

KS

National Park Service

National Park Service

bus

Replace two existing buses used for park tours.

$280,000

The Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area, White River National Forest, Colorado

CO

Forest Service

Roaring Forks Transit Authority

bus

Purchase 4 buses to expand transit service to visitors.

$1,680,000

Yosemite National Park

CA

National Park Service

Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS)

park and ride lot

Construct 2 park and ride lots to allow visitors to park and use the YARTS service to access the national park, mitigating congestion within the park.

$582,579

Yosemite National park

CA

National Park Service

National Park Service

planning study

Update traffic, transit, parking, and intersection counts; 2) update existing trip tables; 3) update and complete computer models; 4) evaluate the relationships between transportation and park experience; 5) correlate visitor experience with traffic data.

$486,000