The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally mandated document that must be updated every five years. Its completion permits CUUATS member agencies to receive federal and state funding for transportation projects and programs.
The LRTP details how the existing transportation system works and how local residents and decision makers would like it to work in the future. The LRTP considers existing conditions, local needs, and anticipated growth to provide the best transportation system possible for all users.
New federal regulations required some aspects of the plan, which was approved in 2004, to be updated. This LRTP 2025 Addendum brings CUUATS into full compliance with regulations. The LRTP 2025 Addendum was approved in June 2007.
The LRTP’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, and economical transportation system that makes the best use of existing infrastructure, optimizes mobility, promotes environmental sensitivity, accessibility, and economic development, and enhances quality of life for all users.
The plan promotes:
- Less congestion, more mobility
- Less dependence on cars, more use of alternative transportation modes (walking, bicycling, public transit)
- Less fringe development, more core development
- Less new construction, more transportation system management
A Look at the Future
Our planning process led us to a preferred alternative for the future local area transportation system. The plan calls for the completion of:
- Express bus service between core and fringe areas of the community
- An enhanced arterial fringe road system that provides improved mobility around the fringe of the community
- Transit intensive corridors
- High capacity transit system in the University District
- Mixed use, denser development and redevelopment
If implemented, the plan would:
- Create higher population density, less sprawl
- Promote alternative transportation modes
- Save money on infrastructure
- Create walkable activity centers and reduce reliance on automobiles
- Make travel safer for pedestrians and bicyclists
- Increase mobility for motorists
- Educate residents about alternative transportation modes, safety, and new transportation concepts