All of this effort is to inform an update to Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan, last adopted in 2009.
The updated plan will be a 40-year blueprint for spending future transportation dollars to:
This involves an iterative, phased approach by which we are gathering input and sharing our thinking for feedback. This process will progress according to the following roadmap, with public engagement for every phase:
In the first phase of this process, we collected surveys and visited communities all over the county to develop a baseline understanding. We then organized what we heard into five broad categories of focus. These will help determine priorities for our plan.
The second phase involves confirming the priorities we heard. In this stage, we’re asking stakeholders to vote on the five broad categories of focus developed at the end of Phase 1 – and to add anything we may have missed.
In the third phase, we will present investment scenarios based on your priorities and invite input. These scenarios include potential funding allocations based on constraints to allow our stakeholders to consider potential trade-offs. We will conduct workshops and offer online tools to gather feedback on these scenarios.
The fourth and final phase is investment recommendations for the Long Range Transportation Plan. This will be a draft plan, incorporating input gathered all along the way via the process outlined above, and offered for community feedback.
From there, a final plan will be adopted. This is targeted for 2020.
Throughout this process, we will have an eye on these themes:
*By LA, we mean all stakeholders across LA County, including all 88 cities, hundreds of neighborhoods, and anyone affected by travel and transportation investment in LA County during the coming decades.
We'll be gathering a variety of input at different stages to create the roadmap.