TRIPTAC Publications

Quick Links to View TRIPTAC Publications

  • TRIPTAC Organization and Structure
  • Reports and Manuals
  • Partnership Case Studies
  • Technical Assistance Reports
  • TAG Reports
  • Research
  • Public Lands Transportation Scholars Final Reports

Here at the TRIPTAC, we are working closely with federal land managers and our own team of experts to provide you with guidance documents on alternative transportation. To supplement existing resources, the TRIPTAC has begun creating its own publications.

Currently available publications are listed below. Several more are under development, so bookmark this page, or consider joining our mailing list, so that you can receive the latest updates. To subscribe to the mailing list, click here.

TRIPTAC Organization and Structure

  • Peer Group Charter (pdf)
  • TRIPTAC's Technical Assistance Process (pdf)
  • TRIPTAC's Interim Report on Progress (pdf)

Reports and Manuals

  • Needs Assessment Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Needs Assessment Report (pdf)
  • Best Practices for Framing the Need for Transportation Planning (pdf)
  • Good Practices to Encourage Bicycling & Pedestrians on Federal Lands (full report pdf, executive summary pdf)
  • Economic Benefits of Alternative Transportation Systems on Federal Lands (pdf)
  • Promoting Diversity on Federal Lands (pdf)
  • The Economic Benefits of the Island Explorer at Acadia National Park to its Gateway Communities
  • Technical Memorandum #1: Summary of Transit in Parks (TRIP) Project Statuses 2006-2012
  • Technical Memorandum #2: Summary of Planning Recommendations for Completed Planning Grants from 2006-December 2011 (pdf)

Partnership Case Studies

  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (full case study pdf, executive summary pdf)
  • North Moab Recreation Areas (full case study pdf, executive summary pdf)
  • Grand Island National Recreational Area (full case study pdf, executive summary pdf)
  • Cape Cod National Seashore (full case study pdf, executive summary pdf)

Technical Assistance Reports

  • Asphalt Pigment Information for Trails (pdf)
  • Coconino & Tonto National Forests Fossil Creek and Sedona transportation Review (pdf)
  • Salmon Area Trails Plan Alternative Transportation System (pdf)
  • Performance of Alternative Fuels at High Altitude (pdf)
  • Evaluation of an Intelligent Transportation System for Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park
  • Mount St. Helen's Existing Conditions Summary (pdf)

TAG Reports

  • Durango Colorado (pdf)
  • Tuskegee Alabama Parks (pdf)


  • A Review of the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum and its Potential Application to Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (pdf)
  • Using Indicators and Standards of Quality to Guide Transportation Management in Parks and Public Lands: A Best Practices Manual (pdf)
  • Alternative Transportation Systems Business Models Evaluation (full case study pdf, executive summary pdf)

Public Lands Transportation Scholars Final Reports

  • Trams, Trails, and Transit: Alternative Transportation and Sustainable Infrastructure in Sabino Canyon (pdf)
  • Stacked Loops and Partners: Enhancing Bicycling, Walking, and Accessibility at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (pdf)
  • The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex Transportation Evaluation: An Examination of the transportation Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Seven Refuges in the Complex (pdf)
  • North Moab Recreation Area Connections (pdf)

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