What is a Long-Range Transportation Plan?

A Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) determines the projects and strategies that help shape a region’s transportation network. It considers all travel modes - including driving, walking, bicycling, transit, rail, and air - to help set priorities for the years 2021-2045.

Since the last plan was adopted in 2015, the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Area has seen many changes. The area is growing quickly, people are getting around in different ways, and transportation technology is advancing faster than ever before. The LRTP is a way for the Sioux Falls region to think proactively about the its present and future transportation needs, consider the way emerging trends may impact the region, and plan for projects and policies to keep things running smoothly.