Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Project Descriptions

ALASKA

Denali National Park and Preserve
Grant Amount: $246,000
The Denali National Park will test hybrid buses of various designs in order to determine the appropriate technology to apply to the upcoming transportation concession contract.

Sitka National Historical Park
Grant Amount: $325,000
Funds will be used by the Sitka Tribe to purchase two new wheelchair-accessible trolley buses for visitors to Sitka National Historical Park and surrounding U.S. Forest Service lands.

ARIZONA

Grand Canyon National Park
Grant Amount: $703,200
Funds will be used to build the Tusayan Trailhead and Shuttle Bus Parking Lot, which will provide up to 150 parking spaces for shuttle bus and trail users.

Coronado National Forest
Grant Amount: $450,000
This project will undertake the design, engineering, and National Environmental Policy Act actions required for the future construction of a hard-surfaced, accessible trail system from the main parking lot to Sabino Canyon Road.

CALIFORNIA

Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument
Grant Amount: $2,800,000
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will use funds to purchase new buses for shuttle service in the Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Grant Amount: $240,000
Funds will be used to purchase shuttle buses that carry visitors from Visalia to the majestic features of Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest Sequoia Grove. 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Grant Amount: $450,000
Funds will be used for a complete transportation and user capacity assessment for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Grant Amount: $660,000
The City of Visalia will use these funds to purchase one hybrid electric bus to be used in the San Joaquin Valley/Sequoia National Park Gateway shuttle service.

Yosemite National Park
Grant Amount: $495,000
These funds will be used to install an intelligent transportation system (ITS) and transit information systems in the southern part of Yosemite National Park.  This project will facilitate visitor access via transit to Mariposa Grove and Badger Pass as well as install a parking occupancy and information system for Glacier Point.

Cabrillo National Monument
Grant Amount: $625,000
The San Diego Unified Port District will use the funds to implement a circulator shuttle service between the San Diego waterfront and the Cabrillo National Monument, the only federally-managed parkland in San Diego County.

18 National Forests of California
Grant Amount: $250,000
Funds will be used to study opportunities for transit access to National Forests in California’s Central Sierra region and opportunities for collaboration among transit projects in that area.

COLORADO

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Grant Amount: $400,000
Funds will be used for a transit feasibility and planning study that will be used to examine transit options “inside the fence” of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,500 acre former Army facility in Denver, CO.

Town of Carbondale
Grant Amount: $160,000
Funds will be used to examine multi-modal transportation alternatives to allow visitors better access to the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Grant Amount: $535,000
Funds will be used to evaluate alternative transportation systems integrated with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Travel Demand Management (TDM) solutions to direct visitors to less crowded areas of the park and encourage use at non-peak times.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Grant Amount: $240,000
Funds will be used to conduct a planning study and perform environmental analysis for a multi-user non-motorized trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

HAWAII

Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Grant Amount: $300,000
Funds will be used to conduct a comprehensive transportation planning study for all three refuges within the Kauai National Wildlife Refuge complex—the Kilauea Point, Hanalei, and Huleia National Wildlife Reserves.

MAINE

Acadia National Park
Amount: $3,000,000
The Maine Department of Transportation will use the funds to construct a multi-agency intermodal transportation center in Acadia National Park to serve the existing Island Explorer transit system.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area & Boston National Historic Park
Grant Amount: $459,000
Funds will be used to develop a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities to connect visitors to regional transit operators. 

Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Grant Amount: $250,000
Funds will be used for passenger ferry boat service between downtown Salem and Bakers Island.  The ferry will enable public access to the island and its historic light station for the first time in over 100 years.

Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge
Grant Amount: 79,042
Funds will be used to purchase a replacement ferry boat for visitor service to Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge.

MICHIGAN

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Grant Amount; $1,625,000
The Michigan Department of Transportation will use funds for the construction of a 2.5-mile section of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, supporting bicycle access along a congested recreation corridor.

MISSOURI

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (St. Louis Gateway Arch)
Grant Amount: $1,000,000
The Bi-state Development Agency (Metro St. Louis) will use the funds to facilitate bicycle pathway connections to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and along the Mississippi River.

MONTANA

Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Grant Amount: $180,000
Funding will be used for an alternative transportation feasibility study and cost analysis at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

Gallatin National Forest
Grant Amount:  $290,000
Funds will be used for an alternative transportation study for recreation access in the Bozeman area.

NEVADA

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Grant Amount: $200,000
Funds will be used for a comprehensive transportation planning study for the park.

NEW MEXICO

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Grant Amount: $849,000
Funds will be used by the Pueblo de Cochiti Tribe to construct a tour and shuttle bus station serving visitors to the national monument and surrounding public lands.

NEW YORK

Gateway National Recreation Area
Grant Amount: $1,500,000
Funds will be used to replace the breakwater at Riis Landing on Jamaica Bay in New York City.

OHIO

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Grant Amount: $300,000
Funds will be used to develop a systematic rail transportation plan for the park.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Grant Amount: $65,000
Funds will be used to purchase a railroad track inspection truck for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Grant Amount: $165,000
Funds will be used to purchase a railway safety & maintenance vehicle for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

OKLAHOMA

Washita National Wildlife Refuge
Grant Amount: $130,000
Funds will be used to purchase a bus which will be used to enhance and expand environmental education and interpretive tours on the refuge.

Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Grant Amount: $257,879
Funds will be used for bus replacement in the refuge.

OREGON

Deschutes National Forest
Grant Amount: $998,700
Funds will be used Mt. Bachelor shuttle bus replacement, service expansion, and shelter facilities.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Grant Amount: $33,000
Funds will be used to lease buses for the Lewis and Clark shuttle service.

PENNSYLVANIA

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Grant Amount: $250,370
Funds will be used for a trail connection to the existing alternative transportation system at the park.

TEXAS

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Grant Amount: $230,000
Funds will be used to replace aging tour vehicles in order to continue and expand the interpretative tour program at the refuge.

UTAH

Zion National Park
Grant Amount: $600,000
Funds will be used to study the effects of the current park transportation system on park resources and the experience of park visitors.

Zion National Park
Grant Amount: $250,000
Funds will be used to improve visitor information and wayfinding systems for the Zion Canyon Shuttle.

Arches National Park
Grant Amount: $180,000
Funds will be used for an alternative transportation feasibility study.

Arches National Park
Grant Amount: $2,900,000
Grand County, Utah will use the funds to extend the “Colorado Riverway” multi-use pathway along State Route 128, adjacent to the Colorado River and Arches National Park. This will enhance the safety for non-motorized users along this popular scenic route.

Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Grant Amount: $1,120,000
Utah Transit Authority will replace buses and repair the Cottonwood Canyons park-and-ride lot.

Bryce Canyon National Park
Grant Amount: $400,000
Funds will be used to develop an integrated, multi-modal park transportation plan for the park.

VERMONT

Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Grant Amount: $220,000
The Town of Woodstock will use the funds for the second year of a pilot shuttle bus program using methane powered electric shuttle buses. The pilot shuttle bus service will make more of the park accessible to more visitors and will reduce the traffic and parking congestion which currently challenge this historic town and village.

WASHINGTON

Mount Rainier National Park
Grant Amount: $110,500
Mount Rainier National Park Visitor Transportation Service will use funds to lease vehicles for the Paradise Area Shuttle Service.

Mount Rainier National Park
Grant Amount: $375,000
Funds will be used for the installation phase of the ITS system at the park.

WEST VIRGINIA

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Grant Amount: $50,000
Funds will be used to conduct a transit study for the park to plan the extension of the existing transit system to newly acquired battlefield sites.


WISCONSIN & IOWA

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Grant Amount: $55,000
The City of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin will study the feasibility of a trolley service to connect Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding gateway communities.