Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Jackson Urbanized Area (JUA) is a multimodal plan describing the transportation system that will best suit the projected travel needs over a 25 year planning horizon and provides a framework for the allocation of limited federal, state and local funding resources to address those needs. The multimodal aspect of the plan takes into account the projected needs and desires of the various sectors of the public for mobility; whether by car, public transit, truck, rail, bicycle or walking. The LRTP for the JUA addresses six (6) major transportation planning elements. These elements include a Streets and Highways Plan, Regional Transit Plan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan, Freight Plan, Congestion Management Process and a Transportation Safety, Security and Environmental Mitigation Analysis.

The LRTP is developed through a coordinated process between the MPO, local jurisdictions, various agencies with a vested interest in transportation planning activities, and the public in order to develop regional solutions to maintain, manage and improve the surface transportation network in the JUA. The LRTP is updated every five (5) years to reflect new planning priorities and changing projections of growth and travel demand. The LRTP is considered a living document and as such may be amended as deemed necessary by the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee. The current LRTP for the Jackson MPO, the 2040 Jackson Urbanized Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan, was formally adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee in November 2015, and is available below in both .pdf and .rtf formats for public review.

 

For more information about the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) please contact Jackson MPO Staff, by email at mpo@cmpdd.org or by phone at (601)-981-1511.

Elements of the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

 

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Volume I:  Metropolitan Planning Process

This volume provides an overview of the planning process used to develop the 2040 Plan, and explains how the public and other interested parties were involved in the planning process.  In addition, this volume sets the tone for the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) by identifying current land use, population, economic and travel patterns, and forecast future travel demand.

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Volume II:  Roadways and Bridges

This volume addresses current and future roadway and bridge needs for the Jackson MPA by analyzing existing conditions; projecting future needs; forecasting future federal, state, and local funds anticipated to be available; prioritizing projects identified throughout the planning process; and presenting a fiscally-constrained list of projects from 2016 through 2040.

 

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Volume III:  Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

This volume supports and recognizes the significance of a bicycle and pedestrian network that supports the needs of the urbanized area to mitigate traffic congestion, temper excessive motorized vehicle emissions, improve safety, and promote physical fitness. This element looks at ways to improve and expand upon the existing Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities network. An inventory of existing facilities was conducted and recommendations were made on ways to improve the current facilities and how to create facilities that would provide a seamless bicycle and pedestrian network to be used as an alternative to motor vehicle transport for accessing work, schools, recreational facilities and commercial areas.

 

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Volume IV:  Congestion Management Process

This volume uses an analytical process to determine which areas experience the greatest mobility and maneuverability issues associated with traffic congestion, and identifies a wide range of congestion reduction scenarios that can aid in improving free flow traffic conditions.

 

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Volume V: Public Transit

This volume identifies existing and future demand for public transit services; evaluates current transit services provided within the Jackson MPA, and identifies transit revenues to continue maintaining the current level of service. This volume also provides a fiscally-constrained transit plan of projects, identifies long-term regional transit corridors, and provides a set of short and long range planning recommendations.

 

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Volume VI:  Freight

This volume addresses current and future freight demand in the Jackson MPA, and analyzes information for the Jackson MPA contained in the State Freight Plan and national freight databases.

 

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