Let’s go back in time. About 60 years, to a time when transportation was all about your big shiny automobile on a wide open road. Now let’s go forward. Approximately 30 years into the future. The roads aren’t so wide open now due to population growth, budgets are tight and our infrastructure is deteriorating. How to fix this? By planning ahead. Which means starting now. That’s what we’re doing here at SRTC with our Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), called Horizon 2040. The Plan is a long-term, multimodal “blueprint” for transportation aimed at meeting the mobility needs of the area through the year 2040. It’s 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. The MTP is key to the quality of life and economic health of our region.
We’ve developed a special page on our website to the development of Horizon 2040. You can find it here.
We also invite you to watch this video produced by City Cable 5 on the MTP process. Now, start thinking of what you want to see for transportation in the future because I’m going to be bugging you about it very soon.