This ROCOG 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) represents another step in the ongoing evolution of regional planning for transportation in the Olmsted County area that began in 1971 with the creation of the Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments.
The previous 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Re-Affirmation was adopted by ROCOG in August of 2015. Under federal guidelines, the plan needs to be updated every five years. The plan is also required to have a minimum 20-year horizon to be maintained throughout the life of the plan, in effect dictating a minimum 25-year horizon at the time of adoption.
The Plan addresses major travel modes and systems including the regional network of major streets and highways, federally supported transit systems and services, and the network of trails, paths, walks and other features that support pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized travel. The plan identifies anticipated major system improvements for all modes as well as strategies and programs to ensure travel safety and security and the reliability of the system. The plan discusses anticipated costs of operating, preserving, and improving vehicular, transit, and non-motorized systems, and the expected amount and source of revenue expected to be available to support this work.
The Plan has been developed with input from the public as well as from staff and leadership of the transportation authorities in the area including MnDOT, the City of Rochester, and Olmsted County. Surrounding small cities and townships also provided input and the ROCOG Policy Board itself is multi-jurisdictional.
New for this Plan Update is the use of Facebook and other online public input mechanisms besides the traditional open houses, etc. Look for those links on this page.
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Long Range Transportation Plan Downloads
Interested in downloading individual chapter files OR viewing an interactive Executive Summary of each chapter in StoryMap format? Click on the links below to access PDF files of chapters or view StoryMap© Chapter Summaries.
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