There are two key documents developed as part of the transportation planning process: the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP).
The LRTP is the defining vision for the area's transportation system and services over the next 20 years. The LRTP should:
Federal regulations require MPOs, Federal Lands Highway (FLH) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and State governments to develop a LRTP for their jurisdictions. Tribes are also encouraged to develop a LRTP as part of the IRR program to help ensure funds are directed toward meeting the Tribes transportation goals.
The TTIP is a multiyear prioritized list of transportation projects proposed for Federal, State, and local funding. For a project to be included in a TTIP, there must be funds available for the project over the life of the TTIP, usually three to five years. A TTIP:
Federal regulations require MPOs, the IRR program, Federal Lands Highway (FLH), and State governments to develop a TIP for their jurisdictions. While not required, Tribes are encouraged to develop their own TTIP.