Apache Trail, Tonto National Forest: Observations, Considerations, and Recommendations from the Interagency Transportation Assistance Group (TAG)

This report summarizes the observations and findings of an interagency transportation assistance group (TAG) convened June 15 to June 17, 2015, to discuss the long-term future of Arizona State Route 88, also known as the “Apache Trail,” a historic road on the Tonto National Forest. The TAG included staff from the Volpe Center, the U.S. Forest Service, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Arizona Department of Transportation. Based on a June 2015 site visit to the Apache Trail and subsequent discussions, the Volpe Center outlined a number of potential management actions and scenarios for the road. This report described the background of the road, issues and goals noted in the site visit, as well as the management options and scenarios discussed by the TAG. It concludes by describing the TAG’s recommended scenario for the Apache Trail and potential next steps.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Forest Service

    Independence Avenue, Between 12th and 14th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC    20250
  • Authors:
    • Rasmussen, Benjamin
    • Nash, Logan
  • Publication Date: 2016-3-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-USDA-16-04
  • Contract Numbers: VXS4A1
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 8:32AM