The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) establishes the vision of Central Florida’s multi-modal transportation system. Covering a 20-year period, the LRTP identifies current and future needs based on population projections and travel demand. The plan is updated every five years to reflect the changing dynamics of the region. Projects must be included in the long range plan to receive federal funding.
The Central Florida region is currently guided by the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, which was adopted by a unanimous vote of the MetroPlan Orlando Board originally on June 11, 2014 and updated on December 9, 2015.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 2040 PLAN
MetroPlan Orlando requests an amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to include six projects either previously identified as needs through the Long Range Transportation Plan or recently identified as needs by local government partners. Also included with the amendment is MetroPlan Orlando’s response to new requirements outlined in federal legislation to include project costs in Year of Expenditure (YOE) for each phase of a project in the plan.
A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 5, in the MetroPlan Orlando Boardroom, 250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801. This is considered a major amendment, which means a public hearing is required.
The MetroPlan Orlando Board will consider the proposed amendment at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. on June 14, 2017 in the MetroPlan Orlando Boardroom. Members of the public may comment on the amendment at the meeting.
The public also can submit written comments to MetroPlan Orlando, 250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801, or by emailing LRTP@MetroPlanOrlando.org. The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. on June 13.
See the information sheet below for details:
THE 2040 lrtp
A reader-friendly report of all work completed on the 2040 Plan is contained in the executive summary, which serves as a guide to the overall plan documents. Links within the summary lead to individual technical reports and other materials that make up the plan. Printed copies of the Executive Summary are available by contacting MetroPlan Orlando staff at LRTP@MetroPlanOrlando.org or 407-481-5672 x305.
Establishing a long range plan requires two key components: a technical process and a public involvement process.
The Technical Process
The technical process involves three phases:
- developing the commuter models that will be used to project future travel demand;
- identifying broad needs and available funding options;
- determining a list of projects that are financially feasible by prioritizing transportation needs identified during the second phase.
The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan document below provides a detailed overview, including an introduction to the supporting technical reports.
A comprehensive listing of 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan technical reports can be found here.
APPROVED AMENDMENT TO THE 2040 PLAN
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) requested approval of an amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to include removal of one project previously assumed to be committed for funding, addition of an unfunded need to the funded list, a new corridor PD&E Study in East Orlando and three interchange modifications. FTE has incorporated the projects into planning and programming documents, and the amendments are proposed to ensure consistency with the Long Range Transportation Plan.
The amendment was considered minor, which means a formal public hearing is not required.
The MetroPlan Orlando Board unanimously approved the amendment during its meeting, May 10, 2017.
See the information sheet below for more details:
The Public Involvement Process
The long range planning process requires significant input from various partners and stakeholders, including the public. Through the public involvement process, we focus on involving local communities and gathering their feedback. Before the board adopts a long range plan, it gives particular consideration to public input as well as the recommendations of the region’s transportation planners.
Read more about public involvement for the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Outreach strategies included Community Conversations with local groups, an interactive town hall event called MetroPlan LIVE, a Transportation Superhero contest for young students, social media, and a public hearing.