Long Range Plan
The Long Range Plan (LRP) is the core document of the transportation planning process, and it serves to guide all federally-funded investments for planning programs and capital projects for the region’s surface transportation system. Issues and opportunities identified within the LRP are pursued through execution of A/GFTC’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Federal transportation legislation requires MPOs like A/GFTC to update the LRP every five years. This allows the opportunity to refine data collection and reassess goals, progress, and include emerging trends in the region. The Long Range Plan for 2040 was adopted by the Policy Committee on October 10, 2018. It contains demographic and survey summaries, infrastructure and condition inventories, goals, objectives, and planning principles, and a financial forecast. Public input, consultation with resource agencies, and committee involvement were also used to prepare the LRP.
The primary challenge of our ongoing planning process will be the continued implementation of meaningful capital improvements in the face of overwhelming system maintenance needs. The policies and projects within the LRP are shaped by twelve Planning Principles. For more information about the various sections of the plan, see the links below: