Work is underway in the Pacific Northwest to build upon the success of the recently completed Alaska Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). As demonstrated by the Alaska FLMA LRTP, state and federal agencies can be successful in establishing common goals, conditions, and actions of mutual benefit when a shared FLMA LRTP is developed in parallel with agency-specific LRTPs.
Objectives & Outcomes
Objective 1. Create a template for executing multi-agency regional or state-based FLMA LRTPs. These templates will support Federal Land Access Program and Federal Lands Transportation Program priorities and facilitate future multi-agency collaborations. This project will showcase the effectiveness of the templates through a pilot implementation resulting in a multiagency LRTP for Washington and Oregon.
MAP-21 & Planning
Surface transportation funding authorization through Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), as well as previous authorizations, establishes FLMA transportation planning requirements. Among these requirements is the responsibility of FLMAs to conduct transportation planning that is consistent with metropolitan and statewide planning processes.
In addition to the development of a shared multi-agency collaborative long range transportation plan, each federal agency is preparing their own long range transportation plans, called “drop-down plans.” These drop-down plans enable each agency to outline the transportation facilities within their jurisdiction as well as the existing and future needs for those facilities.