|HORIZON 2040: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Spokane Metropolitan Planning Area|
Horizon 2040 was adopted by SRTC's Board on December 12, 2013. Horizon 2040 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for all of Spokane County. It is a long-term, multimodal “blueprint” for transportation aimed at meeting the mobility needs of the area through the year 2040. It is based on projections for growth in population, housing and jobs and takes into consideration every mode of transportation, such as private vehicles, public transit, bicycling, walking, freight movement, rail and air travel.
At the July 10, 2014 meeting, the SRTC Policy Board voted to direct SRTC's Executive Director to enter into negotiations with Cambridge Systematics, Inc. to develop a "toolkit" to create and track performance measures and targets of Horizon 2040. Work on the toolkit is expected to begin in August.
New federal and state regulations require Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) like SRTC to create and track performance measures and targets and link those targets to transportation decision making and the development of plans and programs. The Toolkit will identify sepcific measures and targets that can reasonably be managed and that are directly related to the seven Guiding Principles defined in Horizon 2040. The folios below outline those principles and other information included in Horizon 2040:
Horizon 2040 includes a financially-constrained list of transportation projects from each of the jurisdictions within Spokane County to construct or complete over the next 20+ years. The MTP process isn't over though. In 2014, staff will work to develop performance measures to implement Horizon 2040.
Approved by the SRTC Policy Board December 12, 2013.
Thank you to City Cable 5 for producing this video on the highlights of Horizon 2040 and the objectives and strategies to accomplish the plan. Click
Chapter 1- Who We Are
Chapter 2- Where We're At
Chapter 3- Where We're Going
Chapter 4- How We Will Get There
Appendix A - Public Comments
Appendix B - Land Use and Planning Assumptions
Appendix C - Financial Forecast
Appendix D - Glossary
Per WAC 197-11-960, SRTC has completed an Environmental Checklist for Horizon 2040. The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), chapter 43.21C RCW, requires all governmental agencies to consider the environmental impacts of a proposal before making decisions. The SEPA Checklist can be reviewed at the link below and comments submitted the same way as above.
The 2011-2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan can be found HERE.