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.
The region is currently guided by the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, which was unanimously adopted by the MetroPlan Orlando Board on June 11, 2014. Creating a long range plan involves two important pieces: a technical process and a public involvement process.
The Technical 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.
This document provides a detailed overview of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, including an introduction to the supporting technical reports.
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We have completed technical documentation and submitted the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan reports to the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for comment. Once we receive and incorporate those comments, the plan will officially be finalized.
The Public Involvement Process
The long range planning process also includes getting feedback from the community. Before the board adopts a long range plan, it gives explicit consideration to public input as well as the recommendations of the region's transportation planners.
The comprehensive community outreach process was guided by a public involvement plan.