Improving Our Regional Plan

We're comprehensively updating our 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This new version will be the region's vision for the transportation network in 2045. Working through a framework of goals and objectives, the 2045 LRTP seeks to create the transportation vision of Central Indiana residents and workers. Planning involves examining current conditions, future conditions, establishing measures to evaluate the plan's progress, and several different scenarios of our future in 2045.

Project Milestones

  • Fall 2015 Develop Baseline
  • Spring 2016 Develop Goals and Objectives
  • Fall 2016 Develop Performance Measures
  • Winter 2016 Examine Trends
  • Spring/Summer 2017 Scenario Planning (In Progress)
  • Summer 2017 Prioritize Capital Projects (In Progress)
  • Summer/Fall 2017 Produce Draft Plan
  • Winter 2017 Plan Adoption by the IRTC

Public Input

The 2045 LRTP update includes various forms of public input. The three main forms of input include:

  • Public feedback - asking the residents of our region for their opinions at key points during the plan development process
  • Stakeholders - several smaller groups of people throughout the region who represent the various interests of the public, and can speak for them, in fields such as health, equity, safety, job growth, and others.
  • Steering committee - a group of regional representatives that meet regularly throughout the process to ensure that project planners are on the right track. The steering committee for the 2045 LRTP update includes representatives of the various cities, towns, and counties within Central Indiana, in addition to representatives from transit providers, the department of transportation, and Federal Highway Administration.
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Baseline & Forcasts

All good planning processes begin with evaluating where we are and how we got here. Once we understand the current conditions in our region, we can move on to finding out what people want from their transportation system.

Baseline Downloads

Technical Memorandum: Demographics
Technical Memorandum: Commuting
Technical Memorandum: Environmental Justice
Technical Memorandum: Regional Transportation System

Goals & Objectives

Goals and objectives are a vital part of the 2045 LRTP update. Using input from the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council (IRTC), the LRTP steering committee, and the general public, the following goals and objectives were formed.

The goals we set reflect how we would like our ideal regional transportation system to function. Objectives are more specific directives for how to achieve those goals.

Goals & Ojectives

Performance Measures

How well does our transportation system work to meet our goals and objectives? Performance measures help planners communicate the answer to this question and provide the public with transparency about how the transportation network is performing.

Primer on Performance Measures
Indianapolis MPO Performance Measures