2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The purpose of transportation planning is to identify broad goals to meet the transportation needs of our region. The multimodal strategies for achieving these goals can and should address current and future community land use, economic development, environmental (natural, human, and cultural), traffic demand, public safety, health, and social needs, among other things.
Transportation planning provides a framework for the community to make decisions about its transportation system. The LRTP is a tool for the community and decisionmakers that helps identify long and short-term needs that may be large or small in investment. Federal regulations require public involvement as well as a 20-year horizon for the LRTP to assist communities in the transportation decisionmaking process.
There are basic steps used in developing a LRTP these steps include public involvement and environmental impacts, those steps are:
1. Establish Policy Goals and Objectives
2. Analyze Transportation System Conditions
3. Perform Needs Analysis
4. Set Priorities
5. Establish a Funding Plan
6. Develop the Plan
7. Develop the Program
8. Implement and Monitor the Plan
Currently MPO Staff is working on the 2040 LRTP, public outreach will begin in the next couple of months to implement feedback into the new plan prior to the end of 2014.
The Long Range Plan contains a wide range of maps, most of which are available from the MPO in a variety of formats. Just email or give us a call if you are interested. There is a modest charge for large scale print maps.
2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Chapters (Adopted May 26, 2016):
Chapter 1 - Overview
Chapter 2 - Existing Transportation System
Chapter 3 - Socioeconomic Profile
Chapter 4 - Environmental Profile
Chapter 5 - Transportation Safety and Security
Chapter 6 - Mobility and Alternatives Analysis
Chapter 7 - Vision Plan
Chapter 8 - Fiscally Constrained Plan
Chapter 9 - Congestion Management Process
Chapter 10 - Freight and Commodity Flows
Chapter 11 - Financial Plan