Proposed Amendment to the Long Range Transportation Plan

April 11, 2018
Proposed Amendment to the Long Range Transportation Plan

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces the start of a seven-day public comment and review period for proposed amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

The LRTP is one of the key products of the planning process and addresses the state and federal requirements that are the responsibility of the TPO as the organization authorized to carry out the transportation planning process. The 2040 LRTP for the Heartland region was adopted at the TPO Board meeting on March 16, 2016, and amended on June 8, 2016, and approved by the Federal Highway Administration on August 10, 2016, in order to meet Federal guidelines.

The HRTPO has continued to develop additional plans and processes that inform the LRTP and so an amendment is necessary to incorporate these work products and address other needs that have been identified since the adoption of the LRTP. The amendment is scheduled for adoption at the HRTPO Board meeting on April 18, 2018.

The proposed amendment includes:

  • Planning Requirements of FAST Act
  • Performance Measures and Targets for Safety
  • Complete Streets
  • HRTPO 2040 Cost Feasible Plan addition of SR 710 Phase 2 Extension in Okeechobee County
  • Congestion Management Process
  • Transit Development Plan
  • Evaluation Criteria for Capacity Projects
  • FGWT Opportunity and Priority Trails Maps
  • Identified in the Table of Contents, sections of the appendix have been relocated to the Technical Support Documents.

Click here to view the amendment packet

The comment period for the LRTP proposed amendment begins on April 11, 2018, and comments will be accepted through April 17, 2018. The proposed TIP amendments will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on April 18, 2018. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the meeting before Board action is taken.

Printed copies are available upon request.  Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Engagement and Mobility Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom, by email at, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.