One of the key functions of the SVMPO is to coordinate long-range regional transportation plans and, from those, develop short-range (five-year) prioritized project lists.  Both of these efforts include data driven research that help member jurisdictions assess future transportation needs, identify potential costs, prioritize improvements and then work with each other to implement regional solutions. This webpage will link you to region-wide plans that guide annual program, plan and project development.

2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan Update (2050 LRTP)

Regional Long-Range Transportation Plans are required to cover at least 20 years and must be updated at least every five years. These plans set regional priorities for meeting future transportation needs. Potential funding for the planning period is projected, and future projects that might be considered are recommended, within available funding. Many federal and state transportation funding sources require that projects be identified in regional long-range transportation plans to be eligible for project funding.


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Short-Range Transit Plan (Vista Transit)

The SVMPO provides support to public transit agencies to provide five-year transit planning for local transit agencies. An important component of this plan is considering regional transit connectivity. Six recommendations were developed for Vista Transit and the City to consider implementing. Two of these: improved fare boxes and update the mandated Public Transportation (Transit) Agency Safety Plan are underway in 2021.
The 2021-2026 Short-Range Transit Plan was adopted by the SVMPO Board on August 25, 2021 and presented to the Sierra Vista City Council on December 9, 2021.


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Strategic Highway Safety Plan

The SVMPO partnered with the Southeastern Council of Governments (SEAGO) and ADOT to complete a region-wide safety analysis. This plan identifies areas of concern for specific types of crashes and developed strategies for potentially mitigating fatal and serious injury crashes. Projects were prioritized in this plan and are eligible for Highway Safety Improvement Program grant funds. Unfortunately, many of the crashes in this region are the result of driver behavior: speeding, red-light running, impaired or distracted driving, or failure to yield. Stay Alive…Focus on the Drive.


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