Long Range Transportation Plan
The Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO's 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan looks ahead three decades to assess future transportation projects vital for our region. The plan considers all modes of transportation including highways, roads, bus, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and air. This planning process updates the 2035 United Jefferson Area Mobility Plan (UnJAM 2035), which was approved by the MPO Policy Board in May 2009.
The 2040 LRTP is a fundamental document for our community. Not only does it outline our region's long-range transportation vision, it also lists all future projects that we anticipate our region will undertake in the next 20 to 30 years in an effort to attain that vision. The project list is one of the more critical elements of the plan in that federal funding cannot be allocated to transportation projects unless they are included on this list. Additionally, this list of transportation projects must be fiscally constrained, meaning that the MPO cannot plan to spend more money than it expects to receive.
This website is the core resource for all materials regarding the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, including the final document approved by the MPO Policy Board on May 28, 2014. For the final version of the 2040 LRTP please click here.
LRTP Lessons Learned Document
From the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2014, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) focused most of its planning efforts on the updating of its Long Range Transportation Plan. For this update the MPO's approach was dramatically different for previous planning processes. While there were many benefits to this new approach, there were several issues that made this planning process less successful than MPO staff had hoped. This report outlines the approach the MPO took to update the 2040 LRTP and provides insight into the issues that occurred when implementing each of the "key decisions" that were part of the process. Furthermore, this report includes recommendations on how certain steps could be better implemented with future LRTP updates.
It should be noted that this report is developed by MPO staff for future MPO staff to provide some context into the development of the 2040 LRTP. This insight will, hopefully, allow future planning processes to utilize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of the 2040 LRTP's planning process. This report is meant solely as a resource for future planning endeavors.
February 5th - 2040 LRTP Public Outreach Event: Fiscal-Constraint
Public Forum Materials
Display posters from the workshop are available for review.
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October 23rd Preferred Scenario and Non-Capacity Improvements