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Long Range Transportation Plan

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) serves as a blueprint that details how the existing transportation system works and how local residents would like it to work in the future. In addition, it considers the protection of the value of investments already made in developing the transportation system, while providing resources to pursue innovative solutions to mobility constraints and enhancing travel choices available.

The plan includes both long-range and short-range program strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods.

    The plan has several elements:
  1. Identify policies, strategies, and projects over 20 years;
  2. Focus at a multi-modal level, including roadways, transit,
    non-motorized transportation, and inter-modal connections;
  3. Articulate regional land use, development, housing, and
    employment goals and plans; and
  4. Estimate costs and identify reasonably available financial
    sources for operation, maintenance, and capital investments.

The LRTP guides the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Area's transportation development over a 25-year period. Updated every five years, the plan takes into consideration existing conditions, local needs, and anticipated growth in the region. The plan encompasses, the Columbus and Fort Benning area in Georgia and Phenix City, Russell County and Lee County in Alabama.

LRTP Financial Documentation

The purpose of the financial plan is to demonstrate fiscal constraint for all funded projects. This ensures that the transportation plan reflects realistic assumptions about future revenues compared to project costs for all projects funding in the plan. Metropolitan planning regulations require that a metropolitan long range transportation plan contain a funding strategy that demonstrates how it can be implemented, indicates resources from public and private sources that are reasonably expected to be available to carry out the plan, and recommends any additional financing strategies for identified projects and programs.


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LRTP Financial Documentation
Demonstrates fiscal constraint for funded projects
LRTP Financial Documentation

Adopted by the Policy Coordinating Committee onDecember 16, 2014.

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Long Range Transportation Plan
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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1 of the LRTP
Chapter 2
Goals & Objectives
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 4
Land Use
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Chapter 5
Transportation Needs
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Chapter 6
Project Considerations
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Chapter 7
Plan Recommendations
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Chapter 8
Air Quality
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Appendix A
Public Involvement
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Appendix B
Traffic Model Development
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Appendix C
Methods & Assumptions
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Amendment April 18, 2017
Include Columbus 10th St. Plaza entrance to Riverwalk.
Amendment to Plaza entrance to Riverwalk at 10th Street Plaza
Amendment Mar.25, 2016
Includes several projects in Columbus
Amendment including several projects in Columbus
Amendment May 25, 2016
Resolution to include the Financial Plan Appendix D
Amendment to include Financial Plan
Amendment July 19, 2015
Resolution to include the proposed transit projects
Amendment to include proposed transit projects
Resolution Nov.17, 2015
Include PC resurfacing US431-US80
Resolution Nov.17 2015 resurfacing 431 and US80