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Transportation Plan

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Dear Friends,

The National Park Service (NPS) is initiating work to develop a Transportation Plan for Acadia National Park. The purpose of the transportation plan is to determine how best to provide safe and efficient transportation and a variety of high quality experiences to visitors within Acadia National Park while ensuring the protection of park resources and values. The plan will comprehensively examine several management options to improve safety on park roads and reduce crowding and congestion at key visitor destinations and travel corridors.

Transportation issues at the park are diverse and complex. Concentrated traffic includes private vehicles, concessions buses, commercial motor coaches, the park/community regional public transit system, and bicycles. The plan is needed at this time because the concentrated traffic creates public safety issues, severe congestion and crowding, reduced quality of visitor experiences, impacts on the road systems, impacts on the park's natural and cultural resources, and pressures on the efficiency and sustainability of park operations.

I encourage you to get involved in the future of Acadia National Park by adding your voice to this transportation plan. You can find out about public meeting dates and and times, learn more about the project, submit comments, and get project updates on this website.

Sincerely,

Kevin Schneider, Superintendent
Acadia National Park

Contact Information
John Kelly, Management Assistant
207-288-8703