Long Range Transportation Plan
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive, multimodal “blueprint” developed to meet the transportation needs of Marion County, including the incorporated cities of Belleview, Dunnellon, and Ocala, over the next 25 years. The LRTP has been developed consistent with the Comprehensive Plans of the County and incorporated cities, which identify the goals, objectives, and policies that guide future growth within the county. The LRTP also complies with the Federal and state requirements guiding the development of metropolitan transportation plans.
As a multimodal transportation plan, the LRTP considers not only needed road improvements, but also public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, freight, and other transportation projects. The LRTP is developed with a reliance on input from the public to help identify and prioritize multimodal transportation projects.
Performance Based Planning
Federal guidance on long range planning emphasizes performance-based planning, or using performance measures, such as traffic safety and congestion data, to better target future investments. If we can estimate, for example, how much an investment will likely improve safety, decrease congestion, or make a system more reliable, we can assign a score to that investment which can then be used in the prioritization process before finalizing our plan.
Since the passage of the federal legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury (MAP-21) in 2012, the United States Department of Transportation has established performance measures against which states and TPO’s must set future targets for acceptable performance in several categories, monitor their respective system performance, and develop performance-based planning processes.