Contact: Steven Bostel
Public Comment Needed!
The Space Coast TPO is seeking public comment on proposed changes in Amendment One to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, which will be presented during the regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 3 pm at the Brevard County Government Center, Building C, Third Floor, Florida Room.
Proposed Amendment One – (Posted on January 2, 2018)
Final 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan –
Adopted October 8, 2015. Modified May 19, 2016
Every five years, the SCTPO adopts a new Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan provides a common vision for the community’s future transportation needs and guides the investment of public funds in transportation facilities, addressing a timeline of 20 or more years. It includes both short and long term transportation strategies using multiple modes of transportation for moving people and goods.
The main objectives of the LRTP are to:
- Detail a comprehensive plan for transportation modes
- Include long and short range goals and strategies
- Identify funding sources and estimate costs
- Provide framework for choosing transportation projects
Included in the LRTP is a projection of anticipated transportation funding and projected costs. Because funds are limited, public input is essential to help identify the priority projects that will be included in the plan for implementation. The LRTP may be amended periodically as a result of changes in projected federal, state, and local needs or funding. The public has the opportunity to provide input throughout the planning process ,which takes up to two years. The LRTP has its own public participation plan which may include a project website, a survey to gather broad input, and special public hearings. There is a 30 day public comment period prior to plan adoption and continuously during the two year planning process.