Federal Lands Planning Program (FLPP)

The United States depends on a safe and efficient transportation system to strengthen communities, provide access to jobs, services, and centers of trade, and, retain and enhance our economic competitiveness in the global marketplace. The transportation planning process is a forum through which transportation decisions are made to address these issues. The States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Federal Land Management Agencies are required to conduct continuing, comprehensive and collaborative intermodal transportation planning that facilitates the efficient, economic movement of people and goods in all areas.

Title 23 U.S.C. Section 204 requires Federal Lands Highway (FLH), in consultation with the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs), to develop planning procedures that are consistent with metropolitan and statewide planning processes (23 U.S.C. Sections 134 and 135).

The Federal Lands Transportation Planning Program (FLPP) was also established in Title 23 U.S.C. to implement transportation planning for Federal lands and Tribal transportation facilities that are consistent with the Statewide and Metropolitan transportation planning procedures under 23 U.S.C. Sections 134 and 135. The funding of the FLPP is capped at 5% for each fiscal year of the funds authorized under 23 U.S.C. Sections 203 and 204 (Federal Lands Transportation and Federal Lands Access programs). Activities under the Federal Lands Planning Program include: long range transportation plans; performance management activities -- including the development and implementation of safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion management systems; road and bridge inventory; and development and updating of the Transportation Improvement Program.

Long Range Transportation Plans
Transportation Improvement Program
Transportation Studies

Related Sections

Headquarters Program Office and Division Office Contacts