Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

Goal 1. Protect Resources – Provide a transportation system that emphasizes stewardship of natural and cultural resources and ecological sustainability

Objective 1. Protect natural and cultural resources within and across administrative boundaries

Strategy 1. Avoid or minimize impacts to sensitive cultural and natural resources through holistic (and place-based?) planning, design, and management

Strategy 2. Share natural and cultural resource data and plans

Strategy 3. Use shared natural and cultural resource information in transportation and resource management planning

Objective 2. Minimize and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions from the public lands transportation systems

Strategy 1. Partner to research and assess needs and responses to climate change as it relates to transportation and resource protection

Strategy 2. Share best practices on transportation plans, projects, and programs that reduce transportation related greenhouse gas emissions

Goal 2. Ensure Safety – Provide safe and appropriate access for all users to and within public lands

Objective 1. Provide transportation systems that encourage safe travel to and within public lands

Strategy 1. Share safety data and plans

Strategy 2. Identify locations in need of safety improvements

Strategy 3. Plan and implement appropriate safety improvements

Objective 2. Enhance communication of safety related conditions and events

Strategy 1. Identify the most effective forum(s) for reaching travelers to and within public lands

Strategy 2. Identify safety information that needs to reach travelers

Strategy 3. Deliver appropriate safety information to the traveling public using the most effective forum(s) possible

Goal 3. Provide Access and Enhance Connectivity – Provide a seamless multimodal transportation system that supports community connectivity and access to public lands

Objective 1. Strengthen the depth and breadth of information used to support access planning and management

Strategy 1. Identify existing barriers to seamless, but appropriate access and connectivity to federal lands in Washington and Oregon

Strategy 2. Determine the role of access to all federal lands on economic generation and consider the results in transportation and access planning activities (also listed under Objective 2)

Strategy 3. Better understand origin and destination patterns to federal lands

Objective 2. Enhance interagency communication and collaboration to improve multimodal access and connectivity to public lands

Strategy 1. Identify existing barriers to seamless, but appropriate access and connectivity to federal lands in Washington and Oregon

Strategy 2. Determine the role of access to all federal lands on economic generation and consider the results in transportation and access planning activities (also listed under Objective 1)

Strategy 3. Convene regularly occurring multi-agency project coordination meetings to identify and act upon project needs and opportunities that improve access to and within multiple jurisdictions

Goal 4. Nurture Visitor Experience - Promote ease and enjoyment of travel to and within federal lands

Objective 1. Create transportation systems that welcome and orient visitors, provide unique recreational experiences, and become part of a positive recollection of the visit

Strategy 1. Identify gateway communities for public lands and work with local partners to help welcome and orient visitors that access public lands via these communities

Strategy 2. Develop best practices in interpretation that can enhance the transportation experience

Objective 2. Provide transportation programs and modes that encourage a diversity of experiences across user groups, activities, and seasons

Strategy 1. Conduct (joint?) outreach to underserved communities

Strategy 2. Identify transportation strategies that can provide access and enhance experience of diverse user groups, including a range of ages

Strategy 3. Identify how each partner contributes to unique experiences that, together, compose a diverse and complete system

Strategy 4. Develop coordination methods that allow each partner to contribute to the overall diversity of the user experience

Strategy 5. Share data among partner agencies about how the public uses transportation facilities

Objective 3. Establish consistent visitor information systems and leverage opportunities to coordinate communications across agencies.

Strategy 1. Convene joint meetings of FLMA public affairs officers annually to discuss marketing and outreach

Strategy 2. Provide clear, accessible, and consistent information about the condition of the transportation system

Strategy 3. Provide information about multimodal transportation opportunities.

Goal 5. Protect Assets - Provide a transportation system with sustainable assets that endure over time

Objective 1. Build a transportation system that recognizes the interdependencies of FLMAs and partner agencies that manage assets

Strategy 1. Identify system duplications among agencies to avoid redundancies

Strategy 2. Identify opportunities for shared assets; document examples of shared asset management

Strategy 3. Document and share best practices and new technologies in asset planning, management, and maintenance (quiet pavement, barriers, anti-vandalism, and ITS)

Strategy 4. Identify points for strategic investments and disinvestments, based on multi-agency goals, agency-specific priorities, and broad system needs

Objective 2. Practice good stewardship of assets through consideration of the full lifecycle costs prior to constructing new assets. (This should include partner commitments)

Strategy 1. Manage assets in alignment with Government Accountability Office and MAP-21 guidance

Strategy 2. Maintain assets to appropriate condition standards based on their uses and purposes

Strategy 3. Organize assets by types of intended user experience, and share best practices between agencies

Strategy 4. Develop and share systems for asset tracking based on experience and maintenance practices

Objective 3. Consider risks and vulnerabilities in asset management processes, and plan for the adaptation of transportation systems and assets to climate change impacts and extreme weather events

Strategy 1. Develop and share best practices in measuring risks and vulnerabilities from the following sources: weather, geological processes, climate change, other security threats

Strategy 2. Assess vulnerabilities on critical transportation system components (by sub-region?) and apply information to planning and decisionmaking for construction and maintenance

Goal 6. Place-Based Collaboration – Plan and manage a transportation system that depends upon collaboration and mutually beneficial actions

Objective 1. Engage partners in developing, funding, and managing a system that meets the needs and character of the surrounding locality and region

Strategy 1. Develop a database of partners that should be included in transportation planning and management, along with strategies to engage partners

Strategy 2. Conduct comprehensive transportation discussions that bring together key agency staff from multiple disciplines to discuss current management issues

Objective 2. Plan for future transportation improvements and management using integrated, multi-agency, and interdisciplinary techniques

Strategy 1. Coordinate planning efforts across agencies and scales of government. Develop organizational and communication systems to aid in planning integration

Strategy 2. Identify the different disciplines and scales that should be informed or consulted during planning

Strategy 3. Identify desired outcomes for different contexts and settings and use planning to achieve outcomes

Objective 3. Maintain a homeostatic transportation system that recognizes the social, economic, and environmental impacts it has upon the broader landscape and adapts to management practices and external activities

Strategy 1. Use context-sensitive solutions for transportation system design

Strategy 2. Develop guidelines [or best practices] for effective use of multimodal transportation that is sensitive to the surrounding context

Strategy 3. Develop a system for identifying impacts of transportation assets at the local, state, and regional level, and for communicating these impacts with partners

Strategy 4. Identify and share best practices for managing assets to mitigate unintended impacts

Objective 4. Develop a transportation system that supports the local and regional economy

Strategy 1. Identify transportation system impacts on the economy during planning

Strategy 2. Designate and coordinate Federal Economic Generators across FLMAs