HORIZON 2040: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Spokane Metropolitan Planning Area

Horizon 2040, adopted by SRTC's Board in December 2013, is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for Spokane County. It is a long-term, multimodal “blueprint” for transportation aimed at meeting the mobility needs of the area through 2040. It is based on projections for growth in population, housing and jobs and considers all mode of transportation, such as private vehicles, public transit, bicycling, walking, freight movement, rail and air travel.

New federal and state regulations require SRTC to create and track performance measures and targets and link those targets to transportation decision making and the development of plans and programs. In 2015, a Horizon 2040 Implementation Toolkit was developed to identify specific measures and targets that can reasonably be managed and that are directly related to the seven Guiding Principles defined in Horizon 2040. More information on the Toolkit can be found at the link above.

Proposed 2016 Amendment to Horizon 2040
Horizon 2040 was amended in 2016 to include three new projects. To be eligible for funding, the projects must be included in the MTP. This allows them to also be amended into the Transportation Improvement Program, where projects are programmed for funding in the next four years. The amendment also includes an update to the Financial Plan and other additions. The summary sheet below details all the updates proposed for Horizon 2040, which will be considered for approval by SRTC's Board in May.

2016 Horizon 2040 Proposed Amendments Summary
Map of Horizon 2040 Transportation Projects with Amended Projects

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
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Para obtener más información sobre el Plan de transporte metropolitano, Horizon 2040, comuníquese con el Consejo de Transporte Regional (Regional Transportation Council) de Spokane al (509) 343-6370 o en contact.srtc@srtc.org. Puede disponerse de servicios de lenguaje de señas, traducción y provisión de materiales de comunicación en otros formatos si se piden oportunamente.

Executive Summary
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

What is Horizon 2040 Folio
Transportation Now & In the Future Folio
Transportation Opportunities Folio

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. 

Horizon 2040 SEPA Checklist

The 2011-2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan can be found HERE.