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File #: 2017-0548   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 8/9/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE this introductory report about the initiation of the Long Range Transportation Plan Update.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Informational Report, Long Range Transportation Plan, Maintenance practices, Measure M, Operations and Maintenance, Plan, Policy Advisory Council, Public Participation Plan, Southern California Association Of Governments, State Of Good Repair, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - LRTP Update Modular Framework Outline, 2. Attachment B - Summary Scope of Work, Key Deliverables and Schedule, 3. Attachment C - Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017



Subject
SUBJECT: INTRODUCTION TO THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE
Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE this introductory report about the initiation of the Long Range Transportation Plan Update.

Issue
ISSUE

This is an introduction to the approach, process and framework for an updated Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
At the February 2017 Board meeting, a concept for a modular, comprehensive and dynamic approach for updating the 2009 LRTP was introduced. Since then, staff has refined that concept and prepared an approach, scope of work and schedule (work plan) for the update. The intended outcome is an updated LRTP that will provide a clear, comprehensive vision for Metro's role in improving the lives of those we serve and how to make it happen.
Following the passage of Measure M, Metro correspondingly amended the 2009 LRTP. In summer 2017, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), as the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), amended its Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), the associated Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to incorporate the LRTP amendment, with federal agencies completing the process, having made a finding of air quality conformity.
Purpose of the LRTP
Transportation planning is a cooperative, performance-driven process by which long and short-range transportation improvement priorities are determined (Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, 2015). The purpose of a long range transportation plan is to plan and program transportation investments comprehensively and thoughtfully using a participatory process. Additionally, a long range transportation plan is required to comply with federal and state laws. Since SC...

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