Plans & Programs: Long Range Transportation Plan

Contact: Steven Bostel

2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Development

The SCTPO is currently developing the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. The 2045 LRTP includes two major components in its goal to meet the changing mobility needs of the county:

Identifying what’s needed: The LRTP identifies all the transportation projects that are anticipated to be needed over the next 20 years and how they may affect the transportation system by analyzing factors including county policy, demand from future population and employment growth, changes in transportation technology and community input about what transportation improvements are desired moving forward.

Creating a cost-affordable plan: The LRTP will identify which needs can be funded with available transportation revenues from federal, state and local sources, and will consider all modes of travel. With input from the public and the TPO member communities, the transportation needs will be ranked and prioritized using technical criteria developed to be consistent with the National Planning Factors.  

Here’s how it works:

Phase I (Jan – Dec 2019): Brevard County residents are surveyed to get a general idea of the transportation improvements most needed in our community.

Phase II (Dec 2019 – March 2020) : Several options and scenarios are given in a second survey and transportation needs and priorities are determined.

WE ARE HERE: Phase III (May – Oct 2020): Final project is presented and open for public review and comment, so the SCTPO can move forward with implementation.

To check out the latest  project timeline, visit www.voiceyourvisionbrevard.comMilestone documents are also be posted on the updates section on the website so that all interested parties can track the progress of the plan as it is developed. The final plan must be adopted by the SCTPO governing board by October, 2020.

Check out our latest 2045 LRTP video to learn more about where we are at in the process of Phase 3: 


Currently Adopted 2040 LRTP

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.

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Final 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
Adopted October 8, 2015. Modified May 19, 2016 , Amended March 8, 2018 and February 14, 2019

2040 LRTP Amendment One – Adopted March 8, 2018

2040 LRTP Amendment Two – Summary of Corrections – Adopted February 14, 2019

Resources:

Federal Highway Administration, June 2016, Supporting Performance-Based Planning and Programming through Scenario Planning