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This MAP-21 fact sheet has been superseded by a FAST Act fact sheet.

Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP)

Year 2013 2014
Authorization $ 300 M $ 300 M

Program purpose

The FLTP funds projects that improve access within the Federal estate (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 citation(s): MAP-21 §1119; 23 USC 201, 203

Funding features

Funded by contract authority from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Funds are subject to the overall Federal-aid obligation limitation.

On October 1 of each fiscal year, funds will be allocated among Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) partners as follows:


Not more than $10 million per year may be used for eligible environmental mitigation activities.

[§1119; 23 USC 203(a)(1)(D)]

Prior to distribution of FLTP and Federal Lands Access Program (Access Program) funds, the Secretary may set aside up to 5% of funds each fiscal year under both programs to conduct transportation planning, asset management, road and bridge inventory, and condition data collection. [§1119; 23 USC 201(c)(7)]

FLTP and Tribal Transportation Program funds may be used to pay the non-Federal share for any project funded under 23 USC or chapter 53 of 49 USC that provides access to or within Federal or tribal land. [§1508; 23 USC 120(k)]

Federal share: 100%. [§1119; 23 USC 201(b)(7)]

Eligible activities

[§1119; 23 USC 203(a)(1)]

Program features


All five FLMAs are required to submit an application, including proposed programs at various potential funding levels as defined by the Secretary in collaboration with other applicable FLMAs. Applications should demonstrate the extent to which the proposed programs support the following:

To support long-term transportation planning and resource management initiatives, proposed programs may include proposals for multi-year programs.

[§1119; 23 USC 203(b)]

National Federal Lands Transportation Facility Inventory

In order to identify the Federal lands transportation system, assess its condition, and determine transportation needs, the FLMAs, in cooperation with the Secretary, are required to maintain a comprehensive national inventory of public Federal lands transportation facilities.

[§1119; 23 USC 203(c)]

Bicycle safety

FLMAs are required to prohibit bicycles on Federally owned roads with a speed limit of 30 MPH or greater that have an adjacent paved path for use by bicycles within 100 yards of such roads, unless the Secretary determines that the bicycle level of service on that roadway is rated B or higher.

[§1119; 23 USC 203(d)]

Program administration

[§1119; 23 USC 201]

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