Long Range Planning
The primary objectives of the Long Range Planning program are updating and maintaining the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and other regional planning documents, such as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive examination of the future transportation needs within the SAWMPO over a 25-year period. The LRTP presents recommendations for enhanced transportation efficiency and functionality, including the construction of new facilities, improved connectivity to multiple travel modes, and the enhancement of existing highway, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The LRTP also identifies potentially available federal, state, and local funding levels and presents recommendations for the future programming and implementation phasing of major projects.
The SAWMPO adopted the 2045 LRTP in December 2020.
View the individual 2045 LRTP document chapters below:
Cover Page, Table of Contents, Glossary
Chapter 1 – Planning Context
Chapter 2 – Public Engagement
Chapter 3 – Existing Conditions
Chapter 4 – Socio-Economic Trends and the Travel Demand Model
Chapter 5 – Multi-modal Transportation Needs
Chapter 6 – Performance-Based Programming and Project Evaluation
Chapter 7 – Revenue Projections
Chapter 8 – Constrained Long Range Projects
Appendices – Vision List, Revenues, Project Evaluation Methodology, Public Input Summary, Resource Agency Comments, Performance Based Planning, Port of Virginia
Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP)
The CLRP list identifies potential transportation projects that the region may be able to finance over the 25-year planning period and provides a realistic set of expectations for the general public.