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Introduction to Transportation Planning

V. What Are the Key Products of the Transportation Planning Process?

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 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

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 Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP)

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.

Updated: 5/8/2015
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