Committee Mission

The Mission of the Transportation Needs of the National Parks and Public Lands Committee is to provide a national forum for transportation issues related to the conservation of the scenery, the cultural and natural resources and to the quality of the visitor experience in national parks and public lands. The Committee advances research into these issues and disseminates the results throughout the world. Through proactively identifying and defining preservation and interpretation issues, the Committee will become a recognized leader for the transportation community.

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Recent Announcements

  • 2016 TRB Annual Meeting ADA40 Program
    Attached to this post you will find the ADA40 sponsored sessions and meetings during the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting.We have a full complement of sessions and we hope that you can attend some or all! 
    Posted May 9, 2016, 11:58 AM by Steve Suder
  • Call for Papers: TRB Annual Meeting 2016
    Please see the attached fill-able PDF file for submission of a Poster proposal for the upcoming Annual Meeting.  Please help in getting this information out to others.
    As you know, 2016 marks the Centennial of both the creation of the National Park Service and the Federal Aid Road Act in the U.S.  This is a special focus of the Committee coming up in 2016.
    The submission deadline for poster ideas is August 21st.  Please follow the instructions provided on the form.
    Thank you ahead of time for your consideration of this and help in getting it out.  I will look for Committee volunteers to assist with reviewing the submissions. 
    Posted May 9, 2016, 11:58 AM by Steve Suder
  • Summer TRB / AASHTO Committee Meeting
    ADA40 Summer Meeting Activities -- Salt Lake City, UT

    Wednesday July 8 -- 
    AASHTO meetings and possible, informal afternoon trip to Park City and review of gateway community/bicycle/livability aspects
    Thursday July 9 -- 
    8:00 - 10:30 AM (Mountain time) -- ADA40 Summer Business Meeting -- Marriott Meeting room TBD; call-in number will be provided with an agenda
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Break and get organized for Forest Service/Mountain Accord field trip (box lunch hopefully included) - Transportation provided by FS vehicle(s)
    11:00 AM -- Depart from Hotel with FS staff
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- Itinerary of transportation related sites with the local initiative called "Mountain Accord" and connection with the Forest Service.  (http://mountainaccord.com/)  (http://mountainaccord.com/meetings-and-documents/plans-and-studies/)
    5:00 -- beyond -- Possible additional networking with FS staff or return to Hotel (details TBD)

    Friday July 10 -- 
    Section-wide Meeting -- Marriott meeting room TBD; Prelim. agenda includes combined Committee activities in AM, and potential breakouts and focus on key research areas in the PM -- additional details TBD

    Housing - We will be using the AASHTO housing block at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.  The group rate is $106/night + tax for a standard room.   The cut-off date is June 5, 2015.  To make reservations call (800) 228-9290 or (801) 531-0800 and let them know you are with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or click here to book online.


    Registration – we are finalizing the registration fee.  My goal is to keep it as low as possible – so we are just covering the room rental, audio visual, and breaks.  Meals will be on your own.  I am shooting for around $150.  As soon as we finalize the hotel arrangements, we will post a registration page.  Please note – the registration for the AASHTO event and our meetings are separate.  If you are attending AASHTO sessions you must register for their conference.  The AASHTO website is http://www.cvent.com/events/aashto-s-conference-on-21st-century-mobility-for-freight-and-passenger-transportation/event-summary-d34e1adcb65d4cefa561eb4c63abd290.aspx.  


    Posted May 11, 2015, 12:26 PM by Steve Suder
  • TRB 94th Annual Meeting - ADA40 Related Session Materials
    Committee related handouts, presentations and papers will be posted here once TRB makes them available. 
    Stay tuned!
    Posted Feb 10, 2015, 6:28 AM by Steve Suder
  • 2014 Conference on Transportation and Federal Lands
    Presentations and Final Program Available
    The final program as well as links to all presentations from the 2014 Conference on Transportation and Federal lands is available at the following link:
    Posted Feb 10, 2015, 7:18 AM by Steve Suder
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