2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: National Parks' Performance-Based Transportation Planning

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Activity ID: NPC187017

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  • How the National Park Service accounts for the full life-cycle costs of transportation assets and services in its Long Range Transportation Plan
  • NPS techniques to better integrate unique goals into transportation planning, including using GIS to collect and analyze financial and natural/cultural resource data for transportation planning
  • How quantitative performance measures can help communicate progress on hard-to-quantify objectives, and how a Federal Land Management Agency monitors and reports on transportation performance management


The National Park Service National Long Range Transportation Plan will receive an APA Gold Achievement Award for Transportation Planning at the 2018 conference. This poster will focus on: 1. Financial analysis methodologies developed for the plan, which enabled it to better account for the full life-cycle of transportation assets 2. Development and modeling of quantitative performance measures 3. Incorporation of non-traditional planning goals related to visitor use and resource protection 4. The NPS approach to plan implementation and continual improvement, including new data-driven tools being piloted as part of regional and unit-level planning

Session Speakers

Jonah K. Chiarenza, AICP
US DOT Volpe Center
Melrose, MA

Bryce Lloyd
National Park Service
Lakewood, CO