The Quad Cities Metro LRTP (Long Range Transportation Plan) serves a variety of purposes: to move forward the regional vision, to guide future project development, and to identify needs for coordination and cooperation related to our transportation network. The plan identifies future travel demand and freight needs. It also looks at the current transportation system's ability to meet these demands and identifies what improvements will be needed to address excess demand. As projects are identified, they are then directed through the short-range planning and programming process to ultimate implementation or construction.
Every five years, the Quad Cities MPO Long Range Transportation Plan is updated. Public involvement is a key component in plan development. Public meetings were held in May 2014 to kick-off the plan development. A web-based public engagement tool was used from April to May 2014 to collect input on system strengths, weaknesses, and needs. An assessment survey was released in October 2014, and a public transit summit and two additional community neighborhood outreach meetings were held in December 2015. The results have been used for formulate metro-area development goals and transportation performance objectives. Various travel modes have been reviewed and updated. The plan was adopted at the Bi-State Regional Commission meeting on March 23, 2016.