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2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Update Process

We held three public meetings and displayed a copy of our draft LRTP , for one week, in ten libraries and community centers around the county in the summer of 2009. We asked you to review the plan and give us your comments. All comments were reviewed by our staff for inclusion in the updated plan. The deadline for submitting comments was Dec. 1, 2009.

The final version of the 2030 LRTP was approved by the ITCTC Planning and Policy Committees on December 15, 2009.

Public outreach during the update process:

The purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is to provide members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, transportation providers, the general public, and other affected groups and individuals with an updated comprehensive LRTP for the Ithaca, New York metropolitan area.

The LRTP provides a twenty-year vision for the metropolitan transportation system and represents the product of an extensive public participation effort. It provides a fiscally constrained program for transportation improvements over the twenty-year life of the plan. In addition, the LRTP provides specific recommendations for additional transportation and related planning activities that should be carried out in order to achieve the Goals and Objectives.

The Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation Council updated the 2025 LRTP in 2009; the updated plan received final approval as the 2030 LRTPon December 15, 2009.

The ITCTC was committed to utilizing a variety of methods at its disposal to provide opportunity for comment; and to include a proactive public involvement process that provided complete information, timely public notice, full public access to key decisions and supported early and continuing involvement of the public in transportation planning:

  • Provide information in a timely way about transportation issues to citizens, affected public agencies, stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Provide reasonable public access to information used in the development of transportation plans
  • Provide public notice of public involvement activities, time for public review and comment
  • Provide a process demonstrating explicit consideration and response to public input during the planning and program development process.
  • Provide methods for seeking out and considering the needs of populations that may be underserved by transportation systems such as low income and minority households, which face challenges accessing employment and other amenities.