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): The LRTP Plan Document is the synthesis of the entire Long Range Planning Process. The last 2+ years’ worth of work and input from our citizens has been summarized in this user-friendly document. We’re asking public citizens to review the DRAFT LRTP Plan Document and provide any comments related to the Plan. Check out the PDF of the Plan Document below:

To provide comments on the DRAFT LRTP Plan Document, please contact Steven Bostel, Transportation Program Manager, at steven.bostel@brevardfl.gov. The comment period will be open for 30 days, beginning on August 11, 2020 and ending September 10, 2020.

Our staff and consultants will next present the DRAFT LRTP Plan Document for adoption, which will include any public comments/feedback, at the next Technical and Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting (9/7/20) and the SCTPO Governing Board Meeting (9/10/20).


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