Planning Process

The SMTC develops three key documents that are the ingredients to the transportation planning and programming in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area: the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – the vision; the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – the planning; and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – implementation and improvement. Together, these three documents represent the beginning, middle and end — the ingredients — to an effective transportation planning process.

For more information on the transportation planning process, visit A Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Decision making at the Federal Highway Administration.