CUUATS Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Choices in 2035

The Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) began the update of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) in January 2009. The LRTP is a document that details how the local area transportation system should evolve over the next 25 years. This document must be updated every five years as a requirement mandated by the Federal Highway Administration in order for communities in the urbanized area to receive federal and state funding for transportation projects. The latest LRTP document was adopted in 2004 and this proposed LRTP 2035 document is anticipated to be approved in December 2009.

The LRTP 2035 update will address land use and transportation issues to ensure equity for all users. A multi-modal approach will be used in the update with the intention of creating transportation improvements which focus not only on automobiles but also on other modes of transportation such as walking, biking and transit. This LRTP update will also include a set of performance based measurements which will be updated every five years to track the progress made toward the goals and objectives recommended by this document. Participation from urbanized area residents is important in creating a plan that serves the needs of all users.

Please visit the other pages for additional information, documents, maps, and public involvement opportunities. CUUATS also has an interactive Facebook Page with information regarding the LRTP update and all other projects throughout the urbanized area.

*Photos provided by City of Champaign, CU-MTD and Ryan Brault.