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Long Range Transportation Plan

A long-range transportation plan (LRTP) is used to guide a region’s planning for a 20-year horizon. It’s a document that reflects the vision and goals of the region. The plan also includes a financially-constrained list of transportation projects; including major capacity improvements (new roadway lanes or transit links) as well as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, intersection design and traffic signal upgrades, rail and freight projects, and other critical investments.

The 2045 LRTP planning process has begun. Learn more at ConnectRVA2045

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Plan2040: Our Region's Long-Range Transportation Plan

Under Federal law (23 USC 134: Metropolitan transportation planning), the plan must be "financially constrained," meaning only revenues that can be reasonably expected can be considered in funding the recommendations documented within plan2040.

The RRTPO Board adopted plan2040 at the October 6, 2016, meeting.

The plan2040 Advisory Committee sought public input to guide the development of the regional transportation plan with a focus on:

  • Improving connectivity and mobility
  • Benefiting economic and community development
  • Advancing regional projects and programs for federal and state transportation funds

What's in a Long-Range Transportation Plan?

  • Describes the vision for the region and policies, operational strategies and projects to move toward that vision
  • Covers at least the next 20 years
  • Supports an intermodal system
  • Reflects public engagement
  • Includes a financial plan and is fiscally constrained
  • Is updated every five years

Key Steps in the Long-Range Planning Process

  • Vision & Goals
  • Objectives
  • Problem Identification
  • Alternatives
  • Analysis & Evaluation
  • Plan Approval
  • Program Development
  • Initiative Development & Operation
  • Performance Monitoring