Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Long Range Transportation Plan
Air Quality Report
WHAT IS A LONG RANGE PLAN?
The LRTP is a locally-developed plan that addresses transportation modes: highways, bridges, air, public transportation and bicycle and pedestrian. The plan identifies projects and line items for projects that are necessary for improving and enhancing the travel network. Projects within the plan are prioritized according to which element of the plan they appear within: short range (years 1-4), mid-range (years 5-12), or long range (years 13+). Long range plans are federally mandated to be intermodal in scope, cover at least a 20-year period and be financially constrained (the value of all projects in the plan may not exceed the amount of funds that can reasonably be expected to be available over the life of the plan). The plan places a strong emphasis on rebuilding and maintaining existing transportation infrastructure.
PURPOSE OF THE LONG RANGE PLAN
The purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is to guide decisions made in the investment of federal and state transportation funds to highway, bridge, air, transit and transportation alternative projects most in need. The plan also serves as a conduit for projects to enter the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).