SRTPA Long Range Transportation Plan

he State of Iowa has 18 Regional Planning Affiliations (RPAs) that provide transportation planning on a regional level outside the urbanized areas.  RPA-4 is comprised of the counties of Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury in northwest Iowa, excluding the city of Sioux City. SIMPCO serves as the RPA facilitator for RPA-4. SIMPCO transportation planning staff prepares the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA).

It is the purpose of the Siouxland Regional Transportation Associations Long Range Transportation Plan to provide all citizens of the SRTPA Planning Area, the FHWA, FTA, and Iowa DOT with the region multimodal and intermodal long-range transportation planning vision and initiatives for a minimum of twenty year period ending in the year 2040

Preparation of the LRTP consisted of compiling background information provided through the U.S. Census, U.S. DOT, Iowa DOT, and other named sources. The region was responsible for the preparation of this LRTP, with guidance given by local and county officials, the SRTPA Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), Policy Board, and through citizen input. The SRTPA TAC and Policy Board is comprised of members from all five counties, along with the cities of Le Mars and Cherokee.

Under the guidance of the  Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) this plan addresses the deficiencies of the existing transportation system in the SRTPA planning area, analyzes the projected demand on that system, and identifies projects and policies to both preserve and enhance mobility.

The information in this plan represents a continuing planning process that will be reviewed and modified every five (5) years. The purpose of a LRTP is to serve as a guiding document of information on existing transportation related systems and to project future needs based on locally derived goals, and objectives to support growth in the region.

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2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (Approved November 20, 2014) 


MPO Long Range Transportation Plan

It is the purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan for the Sioux City Metropolitan Area to provide all citizens of the Metropolitan Planning Area, the FHWA, FTA, Iowa DOT, NDOR, and SDDOT with the MPO multimodal and intermodal long-range transportation planning vision and initiatives for a minimum of twenty year period ending in the year 2040.

Preparation of the LRTP consisted of compiling background information provided through the U.S. Census, U.S. DOT, Iowa DOT, NDOR, SDDOT, and other named sources. The MPO was responsible for the preparation of this LRTP, with guidance given by local and county officials, the MPO Transportation Technical Committee (TTC), Policy Board, and through citizen input. The information in this plan represents a continuing planning process that will be reviewed and modified every five (5) years.

The purpose of a LRTP is to serve as a guiding document of information on existing transportation related systems and to project future needs based on locally derived goals, and objectives to support growth in the Metropolitan Planning Area.

This LRTP is not a funding plan, but a framework for the selection of future transportation projects based on identifying areas of need and developing a means of addressing such while maintaining a “fiscal constraint,” a requirement of MAP-21.

The next update to the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan will be approved in January 2016.

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2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN – Approved 1.6.16

The public is invited to a Public Input meeting to review and comment on the plan on  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Sioux City Public Library, Gleeson Room. 529 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 from 4 to 6 pm.