- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
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The Federal Lands Access Program (Access Program) provides funds for projects on Federal Lands Access Transportation Facilities that are located on or adjacent to, or that provide access to Federal lands.
FAST Act § 1120; 23 U.S.C. 201, 204
Contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund, subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation.
Funds are distributed by formula among States that have Federal lands managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
80% of funds go to States that contain at least 1.5% of the national total of public lands, and the remaining 20% going to States with less than 1.5% of the national total. Within these categories, funds are distributed by formula based on the following factors *:
* Necessary data is to be provided by the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs). [23 U.S.C. 204(b)]
Prior to distribution of Access Program and Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) funds, the Secretary shall (new in FAST Act) combine and use no more than 5% of funds each fiscal year under both programs to conduct, in relation to Tribes and Federal land management agencies—
Determined in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 120 [23 U.S.C. 201(b)(7)]. Funds authorized for the Tribal Transportation Program and FLTP and Federal funds other than those made available under title 23 and title 49, may be used to pay the non-Federal share of Access Program projects. [23 U.S.C. 120(j), (k)]
The FAST Act does not modify Access Program eligibilities or features.