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Long Range Transportation Plan

Long Range Transportatin Plan

The update of the Miami-Dade County Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a primary activity in Miami-Dade County’s transportation planning process to meet federal and state requirements for an update of the Transportation Plan every five years.

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) process began in the spring of 2013 and concluded in October 23, 2014 with its adoption by the TPO Governing Board. The 2040 LRTP update includes in-depth consideration of intermodal improvement opportunities, freight movement, Intelligent Transportation System technologies, and Congestion Management. Congestion management includes the implementation of strategies designed to reduce vehicle trips, shift trips from single-occupancy vehicles to high-occupancy vehicles, and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing transportation system.

A major emphasis of the 2040 LRTP is the inclusion of projects that improve the operation of the existing system. This emphasis on increasing the efficiency of the current infrastructure, in light of soaring construction costs, is embodied in the Congestion Management Process, adopted concurrently and incorporated into the LRTP.

Other emphases of this plan update involve:

  • the utilization of quantitative metrics to measure the effectiveness of the plan in terms of its impact on mobility, safety, sustainability, and operational considerations;
  • the consideration of non-motorized modes of transportation to promote quality of life issues for the County’s residents and visitors. They include sidewalk improvements and pedestrian and bicycle trail improvements.
  • freight transportation improvements providing for improvements to the County’s economic engine to support the economic growth and prosperity of the County.

 Transportation Planning Boundaries map

The Planning Process

The update of the Miami-Dade County Long Range Transportation Plan to the Year 2040 is a primary activity in Miami-Dade County’s transportation planning process to meet federal and state requirements for an update of the Transportation Plan every five years. Federal law requires that the LRTP address minimum of a 20-year planning horizon from the date of the TPO adoption. The last LRTP update, the 2035 LRTP, was approved by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board in October 2009.

The 2040 plan update includes in-depth consideration of intermodal improvement opportunities, freight movement, Intelligent Transportation System technologies, and Congestion Management. A major emphasis of the 2040 LRTP is the inclusion of projects that improve the operation of the existing system. This emphasis on increasing the efficiency of the current infrastructure, in light of soaring construction costs, is embodied in the Congestion Management Process, adopted concurrently and incorporated into the LRTP. Congestion management includes the implementation of strategies designed to reduce vehicle trips; shift trips from single-occupancy vehicles to high-occupancy vehicles; and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing transportation system.

Other emphases of this plan update involve the utilization of quantitative metrics to measure the effectiveness of the plan in terms of its impact on mobility, safety, sustainability, and operational considerations; the consideration of non-motorized modes of transportation; and freight transportation improvements. The inclusion of non-motorized improvements in the plan promote quality of life issues for the County’s residents and visitors and include sidewalk improvements, and pedestrian and bicycle trail improvements. The plan’s dedicated section for freight transportation improvements is a critical component of the plan, providing for improvements to the County’s economic engine to support the economic growth and prosperity of the County.

Public Involvement

Stakeholders throughout the county gave their input on future transportation priorities. The stakeholders included: residents, elected officials, advocacy groups, professional organizations, non-profits, and environmental groups.

The Public Involvement Plan reached stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to, the disadvantaged, minorities, elderly, youth, persons with disabilities, and individuals with low-income households and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida during this process.

Public meetings held in the spring of 2014 included an opportunity to evaluate proposed improvements to the transportation system, and will also include the opportunity for participants to identify other needed improvements to be considered in the plan.

Contact

For additional information, please email Carlos Roa or call 305-375-1833.

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