purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is to
provide members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization,
transportation providers, the general public, and other affected
groups and individuals with an updated comprehensive LRTP
for the Ithaca, New York metropolitan area.
The LRTP provides a twenty-year vision for
the metropolitan transportation system and represents the
product of an extensive public participation effort. It provides
a fiscally constrained program for transportation improvements
over the twenty-year life of the plan. In addition, the LRTP
provides specific recommendations for additional transportation
and related planning activities that should be carried out
in order to achieve the Goals and Objectives.
The Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation
Council updated the 2025
LRTP in 2009; the updated plan received final approval
as the 2030
LRTPon December 15, 2009.
The ITCTC was committed to utilizing a variety
of methods at its disposal to provide opportunity for comment;
and to include a proactive public involvement process that
provided complete information, timely public notice, full
public access to key decisions and supported early and continuing
involvement of the public in transportation planning:
· Provide information
in a timely way about transportation issues to citizens, affected
public agencies, stakeholders and other interested parties
· Provide reasonable
public access to information used in the development of transportation
· Provide public notice
of public involvement activities, time for public review and
· Provide a process
demonstrating explicit consideration and response to public
input during the planning and program development process.
· Provide methods
for seeking out and considering the needs of populations that
may be underserved by transportation systems such as low income
and minority households, which face challenges accessing employment
and other amenities.