The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) covers a 20-year period and identifies current and future needs based on population projections and travel demand. The plan is updated every five years to reflect the changing dynamics of the region. Projects must be included in the long range plan to receive federal funding.
Creating a long range plan involves two important pieces: a technical process and a public involvement process.
The technical process involves three phases: 1) developing the commuter models that will be used to project future travel demand; 2) identifying broad needs and available funding options; and 3) determining a list of projects that are financially feasible by prioritizing transportation needs identified during the second phase.
The long range planning process also includes getting feedback from the community. Before the board adopts an LRTP, it gives explicit consideration to public input as well as the recommendations of the region's transportation planners.
The 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan
This is the plan under which the region is currently operating. The MetroPlan Orlando Board adopted the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan on August 12, 2009. While previous updates primarily focused on transportation, the 2030 Plan also connected land use and transportation by incorporating an alternative land use in the planning process. The result is a plan with strong support for smart growth principles, significant emphasis on transit, and a larger financial investment in the region's transportation network.
To create a plan best representing the Central Florida community, MetroPlan Orlando used many innovative public involvement strategies and tools to gather input for the 2030 plan.
This video discusses MetroPlan Orlando's transportation long range planning process and features people who live and work in Central Florida.
Amendments to the 2030 Plan
The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
The long range plan for the year 2040 is currently in development. Technical work has already begun, and the public involvement plan for the 2040 long range plan has been established.
We are meeting with residents across the region to discuss their concerns and ideas for the region's transportation in the year 2040.