Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally required document for all metropolitan planning areas. It must cover at least a 20-year timeframe for all transportation related projects (highways, roadways, bridges, sidewalks, greenways, public transportation within a metropolitan boundary. The document must be updated every 5 years (4-years within air quality non-attainment or maintenance areas). The LRTP serves two major functions, trhe first being it records the region's vision and goals for the regional transportation system. The second function is that the LRTP guides the project prioritization and expenditure of federal transportation funding.
The LRTP must be financially constrained, meaning that all federal, state and local funds are able to pay for all transportation projects within the LRTP.
LAMTPO updates the LRTP on a 4-year cycle to be consistent with the Knoxville TPO,