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The Transportation Policy Coordinating Committee adopted the 2012 Long Range Transportation Plan on January 15, 2013. A final version of the plan document which incorporates all changes requested prior to adoption will be posted in the near future.
The Missoula Urban Transportation District has proposed a policy amendment be added to the LRTP and will be an item of discussion during February TPPC and TTAC committee meetings.
We anticipate publication of the Citizen's Guide to the 2012 LRTP in early March, 2013.
LRTP Update Committee Meetings
- Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) - No more scheduled meetings
- Community Advisory Committee (CAC) - No more scheduled meetings
Maps and Documents
- Draft Project List (Updated - 12/11/2012)
- Project Scores and Ranking (Updated - 10/19/12)
- Presentation from March 8th Kick-off Public Meeting
- LRTP Process Timeline
- LRTP Request for Proposals
- RFP questions and responses (Updated - 11/10/2011)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally mandated planning document intended to establish a vision of how future transportation spending will be allocated within the planning area. Missoula's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)updates the LRTP every four years, looking ahead and laying the groundwork for 30 years of projects and maintenance to ensure that Missoula's transportation needs will be met in the future.
The Planning Process
The LRTP planning process will extend over much of 2012, starting in January with consultant selection and officially starting off with a kick-off event open to the public in March. The LRTP update process is designed to be cooperative and to foster involvement from all user of the transportation system, including the business community, citizen's organizations, the general public, freight operators, and environmental groups. Along with gathering public input from a wide variety of community interests, the document will analyze and evaluate all modes of transportation including:
- Mobility Impaired
Visualization of the transportation planning process:
Alongside gathering public input through various means, numerous types of information and quantifiable data is collected, analyzed, and disseminated to the public during the process including:
- Existing conditions and evaluation of the transportation system, including a system wide inventory, traffic counts, crash data, and more;
- Forecasting future demographic changes and analyzing various growth and funding scenarios;
- Estimate future transportation needs and issues that may occur in order to develop various strategies to address current and projected transportation issues.
Goals of the Update Process
The LRTP is intended to help further community goals and improve transportation facilities and services in the Missoula metropolitan area by:
Basing the transportation system on existing and future land use and community comprehensive plans;
Improving the multi‐modal transportation circulation of people and goods, using both motorized and non-motorized transportation modes and facilities;
Providing a safe, efficient, accessible, cost‐effective and aesthetically pleasing
Protecting and improving air quality;
Establishing performance measures for the Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization.
At the end of the public process, the Missoula MPO will have a plan that outlines a vision for how federal, state, and local dollars will be spent to improve Missoula's transportation system and resident's quality of life for the next 30 years. The document will include a financially constrained list of transportation projects and programs with construction cost estimates and a timeline of when such projects can reasonably be expected to be completed.
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