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)

The SVMPO is working with the consultant study team of Kimley-Horn, with Rick Engineering and Gordley Group, to update the region’s long-range transportation plan. The timeframe will be extended out to the year 2050. Information about on-going opportunities to share your comments will be linked from this page. Draft chapters of the first regional transportation plan to include the expanded SVMPO boundaries will be posted as they are completed. This transportation plan update is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2021.

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2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (2040 LRTP)

The first long-range transportation plan for the SVMPO region covered the timeframe from 2015 to 2040. 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 plans can take several years and provide multiple opportunities for the public to provide feedback on what they believe are the critical concerns and possible solutions for the future.

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Short-Range Transit Plan Update

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 addressing regional transit connectivity. An update to the 2014 short-range transit plan for the expanded SVMPO region is underway. Michael-Baker, with Gordley Group, is the study team for the 2021-2026 update. Draft documents for this study will be posted in the early Spring of 2021 for review. Link here to provide your comments on your transit related needs and ideas to help the study team develop transit recommendations for the next five years.

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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.