Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a 25-year plan which lists transportation projects intended to meet the future transportation needs of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. This is accomplished by analyzing demographic forecasts and current conditions of all modes of transportation, including highways, roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, aviation and passenger rail.

The LRTP is updated every five years to include the plans, projections and proposed solutions aimed to increase the quality of life for area residents. In order to be eligible for federal funding, projects must be listed in the LRTP.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a six-year document that states which transportation projects plan to be constructed. It includes all types of transportation projects (e.g. highway maintenance or expansion, bicycle and pedestrian trail work, Metro Transit projects, and aviation projects) that are funded federally through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). This document is updated annually.

The TIP includes basic project information such as anticipated cost estimates, proposed funding sources, and the schedule for each phase of projects receiving federal funding. Non-federal projects are shown as less-detailed listings which provide basic project information.

Unified Work Program/Budget

The Unified Work Program and Budget is an annual document that provides a strategic view and direction for MAPA’s planning activities. We work with local governments annually to update our work activities and projects related to transportation planning in the metro area.