Expanding Access to Our National Parks

A bend in the road along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Transportation Scholars are protecting our national parks and making it easier for communities to access and enjoy them.

The Transportation Scholars program matches emerging professionals with substantial knowledge and expertise in transportation planning with parks with corresponding transportation-related issues like pollution or congestion that can be major detractors of the overall park visitor experience. The selected scholars build partnerships, work across jurisdictional boundaries, gain an appreciation for the need of alternative transportation projects in the national parks, and gain first-hand knowledge of NPS efforts to preserve our national treasures while working to solve the current transportation issue within the park. To learn more about the program and its impact on public lands, check out this video.


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Sea otter in Alaskan arctic

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The front of Arlington House viewed through trees

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Child climbing at Obed WSR

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