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)

This first update to the Sierra Vista MPO’s regional long-range transportation plan includes the expanded MPO boundaries and covers the timeframe from 2021-2050. These plans are required to cover a period of at least 20 years and are typically updated every five years. The planning process for the region’s long-range transportation plan can take several years. Existing conditions are assessed, potential needs identified, and regional prioritized recommendations are identified.
The 2050 LRTP was adopted by the SVMPO Board on August 25, 2021.

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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.