FTA FY2012 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Discretionary Program

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Map of All Projects

State Location Recipient Project Description Amount
CA San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area The Golden Gate National Recreation Area will receive funds to expand and complete the multi-use Bay Trail in the Presidio of San Francisco, creating an accessible, multi-use route for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between the Golden Gate Bridge to destinations along the northern waterfront of San Francisco. $400,000
CA Marin County Marin County Transit District The Marin County Transit District will receive funds to purchase new vehicles and signage to expand its Muir Woods Shuttle service between Sausalito and the Muir Woods National Monument, which has 800,000 annual visitors. The shuttle service provides clean, fuel-efficient transportation to the park, easing congestion for visitors. $638,000
CA Central and Southern California USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region The USDA Forest Service will receive funds to complete a multi-agency planning effort to develop priority transit corridors to connect communities in Central and Southern California to federal lands, including popular destinations such as Yosemite, Muir Woods, Lake Tahoe, San Gabriel Canyon and Lytle Creek. During peak visiting periods, vehicular demand often exceeds the capacity of area roads and parking facilities to access many of these locations, so a a transit alternative is critical. $200,000
CA Southwestern California USDA Forest Service, Southwest Region The USDA Forest Service will receive funds to expand multi-agency efforts develop and implement a Traveler Information System for transit services to federal lands in Southern California, including a web site and mobile applications to promote alternative transit options and educate users on new ways to access Americaís great outdoors. $299,500
CA Central California Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System will receive funds to purchase a clean-diesel, ADA- accessible motor coach and expand its transit service to Yosemite National Park, where demand for alternative forms of transportation has been rising along with the number of visitors to the park each year. $583,941
CO Denver Metropolitan Area Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive funds to expand the Rocky Mountain Greenway, a pedestrian and bicycle trail system that will connect the Denver metropolitan areaís trail systems, three National Wildlife Refuges in the region and Rocky Mountain National Park. $1,735,000
CO Pagosa Springs San Juan National Forest San Juan National Forest will receive funds to purchase new transit vehicles and implement a new shuttle service from the base area of the recently-designated Chimney Rock National Monument along a three-mile long, steep, winding road to the summit, where unique natural and cultural resources can be experienced. $140,000
CO Larimer County Town of Estes Park The Town of Estes Park will receive funds to expand the Fall River Multi-Use Trail System along 2.5 miles adjacent to U.S. Highway 34, improving pedestrian and bicycle access to Rocky Mountain National Park and creating a seamless trail between the Estes Park Visitor Center and the park entrance. The trail is expected to reduce the number of auto trips to the park by 4,200 each year and improve safety for visitors by separating motorized and non-motorized access to the park. $337,000
FL Brevard County Merritt Island NWR Merritt Island will receive funds to develop a mass transit plan to provide transit service between the City of Titusville and surrounding communities and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center and adjacent to the Canaveral National Seashore. $100,000
HI Hawaii Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail will receive funds to improve infrastructure and access to the historic 175-mile trail by installing road, parking, and trail signs and trail treatments to improve trail user safety, protect cultural and natural resources, and enhance visitorís experiences, while honoring Native Hawaiian culture and the environment. $275,000
IN Porter County Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will receive funds to purchase new transit vehicles and implement a new shuttle service to connect visitors traveling from Chicago and its suburbs via the Chicago South Shore and South Bend commuter rail service to this popular summer destination along Lake Michiganís southern shore. $193,400
MA Middlesex County Lowell National Historic Park The Lowell National Historical Park will receive funds to enhance the safety and operation of the Lowell Park Trolley System and upgrade equipment to a state of good repair, including making track improvements, replacing rotting timber ties, rebuilding brakes and drive assemblies on three vehicles, and upgrading electrical equipment. $564,400
MD Laurel Patuxent Research Refuge The Patuxent Research Refuge will receive funds to replace an aging, 40-passenger electric tram that has been in use at the National Wildlife Visitor Center since 1994, so as to continue providing visitors with environmentally friendly tours of the refuge and the opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat. $100,000
ME Trenton Maine Department of Transportation The Maine Department of Transportation will receive funds to complete construction of the Acadia Gateway Center, an intermodal transportation center where visitors can park their cars and take a free shuttle bus service to destinations throughout Acadia National Park, one of the nationís most popular parks that attracts more than two million visitors every year. $800,000
MI Glen Arbor Township Michigan Department of Transportation The Michigan Department of Transportation will receive funds to extend Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Heritage Trail an additional 4.75 miles, for a total of 14.25 miles of completed trail. This section of trail, connecting Glen Arbor north to the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, provides access to the Lakeshoreís most popular visitor destinations by way of a safe, non-motorized recreation and transportation trail. $100,000
MN Minneapolis Mississippi National River and Recreation Area The Mississippi National River and Recreation area will receive funding to expand their successful bike share service through the installation of 17 new city bicycle share stations near a traditionally underserved neighborhood. The bike shares will also provide recreational access to parks, trails and green space along this stretch of the Mississippi River. $504,334
MT West Glacier Glacier National Park Glacier National Park will receive funding to replace aging vehicles with new, efficient buses to continue to provide free shuttle service for park visitors traveling to destinations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road between the Apgar Transit Center and St. Mary Visitor Center, reducing traffic congestion along the 50-mile road and helping to preserve the pristine environment. $250,000
NC Greensboro Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will receive funds to implement a tram transit system to connect the multi-park area and enhance visitor experience and pedestrian safety. The tram will provide accessible connections between the National Park Service Colonial Heritage Center and Battleground Visitor Center, Greensboro Country Park, Jaycee Park, and the Natural Science Center of Greensboro. $120,844
NM Aztec Aztec Ruins National Monument The Aztec Ruins National Monument will receive funding to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian trail from the ancient archaeological site in northwestern New Mexico to the park boundary along the route of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. The trail will give visitors an alternative to driving by connecting them with local transit service by way of a pedestrian bridge over the Animas River. $134,928
NM Aztec City of Aztec The City of Aztec will receive funding to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian trail from the park boundary to the end of North Main Avenue in the historic City of Aztec along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. The city has already secured state funding for a pedestrian bridge connecting the trail to the Aztec Ruins National Monument, home to 900-year-old Pueblo structures. $319,900
NM Jemez Springs Valles Caldera Trust, USDA Forest Service Valles Caldera Trust will receive funding to purchase all-electric shuttle buses and construct charging facilities to reduce costs and emissions and continue to provide transit service for the growing number of visitors to the Valles Caldera National Preserve. $545,000
NY New York Gateway National Recreation Area The Gateway National Recreation Area will receive funding to continue construction of Jacob Riis Park ferry dock and construct a new connector path from the densely-populated McGuire Fields neighborhood to the Jamaica Bay Greenway, a bicycle-pedestrian path circling Jamaica Bay. $1,575,000
OK Lawton Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge will receive funding to enhance three multi-user trail projects to improve non-motorized access to the wildlife refuge in southwestern Oklahoma. $444,500
OR Sandy Mount Hood National Forest The Mount Hood National Forest will receive funds to purchase new vehicles and expand the Mountain Express bus service, which connects the National Forest to two popular ski resorts that provide year-round lodging for park visitors. $460,400
TX San Antonio City of San Antonio The City of San Antonio will receive funding to expand the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park bike-share program, which runs from downtown San Antonio along the San Antonio River to the park. $295,774
TX San Antonio San Antonio Missions National Historic Park The San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, comprised of Spanish mission buildings from the 1730s, will receive funds to implement a wayfinding, mapping, and public information campaign to improve navigation and accessibility for park visitors. $137,000
UT Moab Grand County Grand County will receive funds to continue construction of the Colorado Riverway Path, a non-motorized pathway that that will link the City of Moab to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and other surrounding public lands. $900,000
VA Virginia Beach U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will receive funds to purchase a new transit vehicle to transport visitors along a beachfront area between Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park in southeastern Virginia. $94,000
WA Ridgefield Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge will receive funds to replace a 30-year-old, structurally deficient pedestrian bridge that serves as the only public access point from the refuge headquarters over a railroad to trails, recreation areas and public use facilities elsewhere on the refuge. A new, fully accessible bridge will make it safer and easier for people with disabilities and other visitors to access public use facilities beyond the refugeís entrance. $250,000
Grand Total: $12,497,921

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