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Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Preparing for the Greater Syracuse Metropolitan Area's transportation future involves careful planning. How does transportation affect our air quality? What is the condition of our roads and bridges? What kinds of facilities and services are needed to support planned growth or improve the safety of our transportation system? These are just some of the questions addressed by the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

The LRTP serves as a blueprint that guides the Syracuse Metropolitan Area's transportation development over a 25-year period. Updated every three to five years to reflect changing conditions and new planning principles, the LRTP is based on projections of growth and travel demand coupled with financial assumptions. The LRTP specifically looks at major urban transportation planning concerns such as environmental/air quality, complete access to transportation, alternative transportation modes (especially bicycle and pedestrian), the impact of land development on the transportation system, highway traffic congestion, and maintenance of the existing infrastructure. Central to the LRTP is the protection of the value of investments already made in the transportation system, while providing resources to pursue innovative solutions to mobility constraints. The LRTP also supports enhancing travel choices and anticipates major projects that will be needed over the next 25 years.

The current LRTP is the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan – Moving Towards a Greater Syracuse which was adopted by the SMTC Policy Committee in September 2015. The 2050 LRTP replaces the previous 2020 LRTP, which was originally published in 1995 and updated in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2011.


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