About the LRTP

What is a LRTP?

Long-Range Transportation Plans are required by federal law and must be updated every five years to keep consistent with existing conditions, confirm proposed plans and projects, and validate performance measures. The NRVMPO 2045 LRTP builds on the strategies and initiatives identified in the 2040 plan update and includes projects that are anticipated to occur over the next 20 years. Transportation projects must be included in the constrained portion of the NRVMPO LRTP in order to be eligible for federal funding.

The LRTP includes a comprehensive list of highways, bicycle, pedestrian, transit and transportation demand management, rail, and air transport systems. An effective transportation system should accommodate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the region.

Current LRTP

Plan Requirements

23 CFR 450.322 requires MPOs to develop a transportation plan that addresses at least a twenty-year planning horizon. The plan shall include both long-range and short-range strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods. The plan shall be reviewed and update at least every five years to confirm its validity and its consistency with current and forecasted transportation and land use conditions and trends and to extend the forecast period. The LRTP must be approved by the MPO, and in addition shall:

1. Identify the projected transportation demand over the planning horizon

2. Identify adopted congestion management strategies that demonstrate a systematic approach in addressing current and future transportation demand.

3. Identify pedestrian walkway and bicycle facilities

4. Assess capital investment and other measures necessary to preserve the existing transportation system and make the most efficient use of existing facilities to relieve congestion and enhance the mobility of people and goods.

5. Include design concept and scope descriptions of all existing and proposed transportation facilities, regardless of source of funding.

6. Reflect a multimodal evaluation of the transportation, socioeconomic, environmental, and financial impact of the plan.

7. Consideration of land use plans and metropolitan development objectives; national, State, and local housing goals and strategies; community development and employment plans and strategies; and environmental resource plans; goals and objectives such as linking low income households with employment opportunities; and the area’s overall social, economic, environmental, and energy conservation goals and objectives.

8. Proposed transportation enhancement activities.

9. Include a financial plan that demonstrates consistency of proposed transportation investments with already available and projected sources of revenue that can reasonably be expected. The existing and proposed estimated revenue by source.

10. Adequate opportunity for public involvement in the development of the transportation plan before it is approved by the MPO.

11. Integration of the Federal Highway Administration’s performance measures, including: safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.