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Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"

Federal Lands Transportation Program

Fiscal year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total authorization $335 M $345 M $355 M $365 M $375 M
Set-aside for National Park Service [$268 M] [$276 M] [$284 M] [$292 M] [$300 M]
Set-aside for Fish and Wildlife Service [$30 M] [$30 M] [$30 M] [$30 M] [$30 M]
Set-aside for Forest Service [$15 M] [$16 M] [$17 M] [$18 M] [$19 M]

Program purpose

The FLTP funds projects that improve access within Federal lands (national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other Federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the national Federal Lands transportation inventory, and owned and maintained by the Federal government.

Statutory citations

FAST Act § 1119-1120; 23 U.S.C. 201, 203

Funding features

Type of budget authority

Contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund, subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation.

Allocation of funding

The FAST Act reserves the majority of FLTP funding for designated Federal agencies. The specific reserved amounts are detailed in the table above, and include—

FHWA will allocate remaining FLTP funds competitively among–

Set-aside of Access Program and FLTP funds

Prior to distribution of Access Program and 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—

Federal share

100% [23 U.S.C. 201(b)(7)]

Eligible activities

The FAST Act retains all prior FLTP eligibilities, and clarifies eligibility for transit capital projects. [23 U.S.C. 203(a)]

Program features

The FAST Act makes no other substantive changes to the FLTP.

February 2016

Page last modified on February 8, 2017
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