How It Works

Long-Range Transportation Plan

A Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) sets goals, objectives, and multimodal strategic directions for Pennsylvania's transportation system. Statewide and regional LRTPs help guide the planning process and future policy decisions.

Who creates it?

PennDOT creates a statewide LRTP covering a 20-year period. Metropolitan and rural planning organizations (MPOs and RPOs) create regional LRTPs covering a 20-year period.

When is it updated?

The statewide LRTP is updated every six to 10 years. The regional LRTPs are updated every four or five years. The 2045 statewide LRTP is being updated in coordination with the Freight Movement Plan with draft documents avaliable for public review from September 20 through October 19, 2021. 

How does it impact the planning process?

The LRTP sets the goals, objectives, and strategic directions used to guide policies, programming, and project selection. The projects in the 12-Year Program must align with the policies, visions, and goals in the statewide LRTP. The projects in the Regional Transportation Improvement Programs must align with the policies, visions, and goals in the regional LRTP.

What laws, regulations, and guidance are involved?

Public Participation Opportunities

  • The 2045 statewide LRTP and the 2045 FMP Public Comment Period is from September 20 through October 19, 2021. 
  • You can get involved in the update process for the statewide LRTP and FMP. Join the mailing list to receive notifications about upcoming opportunities.
  • To get involved in the regional LRTP updates, contact your MPO or RPO.

Read the Draft 2045 LRTP and FMP

The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is updated every six to 10 years and looks ahead 20 years to establish multimodal strategic directions for Pennsylvania's transportation system. It is being developed in coordination with the Freight Movement Plan (FMP) that proposes strategies, recommends policies, and identifies projects to improve multimodal freight movement. Both plans are in the final stages of a two-year planning process and scheduled for adoption in 2021.

Draft LRTP Draft FMP