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File #: 2019-0882   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/5/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2020 Final action:
Title: APPROVE the release of Draft 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for public comment.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Air quality, Community Transportation, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Diseases and medical conditions, Long Range Transportation Plan, Metro Equity Platform, Plan, Short Range Transportation Plan, Southern California Association Of Governments, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Draft 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).5.6.2020, 2. Presentation (2)
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2020

Subject
SUBJECT: DRAFT 2020 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the release of Draft 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for public comment.

Issue
ISSUE

The Draft 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan ("2020 LRTP", Attachment A) details how Metro plans, builds, operates, maintains and partners for improved mobility in the next 30 years. Given the challenges facing Los Angeles County, there is also a compelling opportunity to make bold changes to address the need for improved access to opportunity and a more sustainable future.

Background
BACKGROUND

Metro must adopt a financially constrained LRTP in order to remain eligible to receive federal and state funding. In September 2017, staff began work to update the 2009 LRTP, following the passage of Measure M, and in alignment with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) process for updating the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). Metro's LRTP demonstrates how Los Angeles County transportation projects conform with the state and federal air quality mandates for funding eligibility.
In June 2019, the Metro Board was presented a draft LRTP baseline outline, including demographic projections, performance measures and framework for evaluating equity in Equity Focus Communities. In November 2019, the Metro Board was presented with a financial forecast that will be the constrained financial baseline for this plan.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Challenges and Opportunities
Current challenges present great opportunities for Metro to take bold action and help achieve our vision for the region. Specifically, we are faced with the following:
1) Growth: Los Angeles County will increase an additional 1.7 million people in the next 30 years, and the infrastructure needs to support that growth in a way that allows for h...

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