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.
This Northwest Federal Lands Collaborative Regional Long Range Plan effort will produce both agency-specific regional long range transportation plans and a single, unified collaborative multi-agency regional long range transportation plan representing five federal land management agencies. The plans identify shared and agency-specific transportation goals and objectives, conditions, needs and gaps, performance measures, funding sources, action items, and meaningful agency partnerships. The plans also document transportation project prioritization processes, define the data and processes used to communicate need, and identify strategies for overcoming gaps between needs and available funds.
The plans will also produce reproducible best practices, data frameworks, and spatial analysis for determining for baseline conditions across federal and state boundaries data standards for use in future multi-agency transportation planning efforts