Long Range Planning (LRTP)

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a long-range (20+ year) strategy and capital improvement program developed to guide the effective investment of public funds in multimodal transportation facilities. The plan is updated every 5 years, and may be amended as a result of changes in projected Federal, State, and local funding, major improvement studies, Congestion Management Process plans, interchange justification studies, and environmental impact studies.  The Plan provides the context from which the Region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a short-range capital improvement program for implementing highway, transit, and bikeway projects, is drawn.

2050 Long Range Transportation Plan

On May 6, 2021, the MVRPC Board of Directors adopted the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, an update to the previous Plan. The 2050 LRTP is a 30 year multimodal transportation plan with a base year of 2010 and a planning horizon year of 2050.

The 2050 LRTP lists roadway, transit, bikeway/pedestrian, and transportation alternative projects that reflect the region's shared values from various stakeholders in the region, including local elected officials, planners, engineers, business community, special interest groups, and the general public. The Plan also reflects current and projected land uses, demographics, economic conditions, traffic conditions, and Local/State/Federal priorities.

The 2050 LRTP Report may be downloaded in full. Links to individual chapters can be found on the Current Plan page.

2050 LRTP – Complete Report 

From time to time, and in preparation for the next Long Range Plan update, MVRPC staff takes an in-depth look a transportation topic or issue. In SFY 2019, MVRPC completed the Accessibility Analysis for Basic Services report, looking at how the Region's residents can access basic services (groceries, medical facilities, community centers/ schools) using different transportation modes. The results highlight areas with good services and vice versa, and compare the accessibility of the general population to those of environmental justice populations. The results are published in the Accessibility for Basic Services report. You can review the analysis of the three basic services on the Accessibility Analysis for Basic Services maps.