Public Lands Planning
The Public Lands Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about transportation
planning for public lands on the TPCB
website. It includes links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent peer events,
upcoming calendar events, and related websites.
A Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking
Have you ever wondered how decisions are made about the transportation projects that affect your life? How do government officials decide where to put a bus stop, road, or bridge? How are these and other transportation projects planned? And how can you make sure your opinions are heard and considered by residents, planners, designers, and elected officials?
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) created this guide to answer these and other transportation project-related questions. We hope this guide will help you understand how transportation decisions are made at the local, State, and national levels; and that you will take advantage of the opportunities provided to contribute your ideas. We believe that the better the public understands the transportation decisionmaking process, the more certain it is that the transportation system will be safe and efficient, and that the planning process will be responsive to public needs and concerns about their communities and the natural environment.
A revised version of this guide was published in April 2015.
- The resources section of the Federal Lands Highway
website offers a wide variety of technical resources for the FLHP including technical manuals;
Plans, Specification, and Estimate (PS&E) Preparation; and portfolio materials.
Click here to access a full list of Legislation,
Regulations, and Guidance related to public lands planning
on the TPCB website.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Bureau of Land Management
- The Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP) provides funding
for transportation planning, research, and engineering and construction of highways, roads,
parkways, and transit facilities that are within, adjacent to, or provide access to Indian
reservations and Federal public lands; including national parks, refuges, forests, recreation
areas, and grasslands. The program is administered by the Federal Highway Administration's
Office of Federal Lands Highway.
- National Park Service
- The Paul S. Sarbanes
Transit in Parks (TRIP) Program provides planning and capital funding for alternative
transportation systems and facilities within or adjacent to federal lands. The program is
administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands
- United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service