Long Range Planning

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO’s United Jefferson Area Mobility Plan, or UnJam 2025. Initiated in 2002, this regional long-range transportation plan links transportation, land use, economy, and environment. The plan also addresses new methods of financing including the exploration of public/private partnerships.
  • Puget Sound Regional Council 2040 Long Range Plan — This past year, the regions Plan, called VISION 2040 was adopted. It serves as a model for other MPOs looking to integrate transportation, environment, land use, and the economy into one Plan. It also includes actions to achieve the region’s planning goals to sustain the region’s overall quality of life as 1.4 million more people live in the region by 2040. Link to Plan [PDF]
  • Missoula Office of Planning and Grants 2008 Long Range Plan — Through visioning workshops using creative map techniques, electronic polling, and a telephone survey, this process enabled citizens with varying mobility preferences to reach consensus. The result was a scenario that graphically reflected the public’s views of how Missoula should grow and how it’s citizens might best move around, both safely and efficiently. The reason that this was so successful was because it marked a departure from the former practice of planning transportation investments in reaction to perceived growth patterns. Instead, Envision Missoula guided the decision-making process for making sound transportation investments in the region. Link to Missoula 2008 LRP [PDF]
  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ (SACOG) Metropolitan Transportation Plan for 2035. The MTP, almost three years in the making, is a fully integrated, multimodal plan that will ultimately help protect the quality of life for the Sacramento region. It is the genesis for SACOG’s Blueprint land use study, which examines the relationships between transportation, air quality, and land use patterns.
  • Transportation 2040, the Long Range Plan of the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Seattle, WA MPO. It is a coordinated strategy for the region’s transit, freight, ferry, roadway, rail, aviation, bicycle, and pedestrian systems for the next 30 years. It is customized to fit the region’s geography – integrating land use and transportation planning in ways that embrace the policy goals of SAFETEA-LU and meet the needs of the region’s growing population.