Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive examination of the future transportation needs within the MPO boundaries. The LRTP presents recommendations for enhanced transportation efficiency and functionality, including the construction of new facilities, improved connectivity to multiple travel modes and the enhancement of existing highway, transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The LRTP also identifies potentially available federal, state and local funding levels and presents recommendations for the future programming and implementation phasing of major projects.

The SAWMPO adopted the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan in December 2015. Through extensive input from localities through the SAWMPO Policy Board and Technical Adivsory Committee (TAC), the public and data collection and analysis, the Plan outlines the goals, objectives, policies and improvements that are needed to maintain a safe and efficient multimodal transportation system for the movement of people and goods throughout the area in a manner that will enhance the economic, social and environmental qualities of the community.

For a quick guide and reference to the LRTP, the MPO has also created A Citizen's Guide to the LRTP. Print copies are available at the CSPDC office, as well as Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro Planning Deparment offices. Click here to view or download the Citizen's Guide 

To view the 2040 LRTP, click on the links below:

Cover and Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1:  Planning Context and Requirements
Chapter 2:  Summary of Public Outreach and Consultation
Chapter 3:  Existing Conditions and Deficiencies
Chapter 4:  Regional Vision and Transportation Needs
Chapter 5:  Cost/Revenue Analysis
Chapter 6:  Evaluating Transportation Investments
Chapter 7:  Constrained Long Range Plan

The 2040 LRTP adopts by reference the 2015 Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP serves as the transit plan portion of the 2040 LRTP.

Constrained Long Range Plan

A requirement of the LRTP is a fiscally constrained list of projects, the Constrained Long Plan (CLRP). This list of projects illustrates what the MPO can finance over the life of the plan, and provides a realistic set of expectations for the general public. 

Click on the map to view and for more information on the projects. 

For more information on the CLRP, see Chapter 7 of the LRTP (see sections and links above).