Long Range Transportation Planning

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Long Range Transportation Plan

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), is developed in accordance with 49 USC 5303(i), to accomplish the objectives outlined by the MPO, the state, and the public transportation providers with respect to the development of the metropolitan area’s transportation network. This plan must identify how the metropolitan area will manage and operate a multi-modal transportation system (including transit, highway, bicycle, pedestrian, and accessible transportation) to meet the region’s economic, transportation, development and sustainability goals – among others – for a 20+-year planning horizon, while remaining fiscally constrained.


Ames Mobility 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan 


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In September 2015, the Ames Area MPO adopted the Ames Mobility 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Ames Mobility 2040 is a 25-year planning document for the Ames Region establishing a vision, goals and objectives for our transportation network.

The document is available in .pdf format.

Ames Mobility 2040 Full Report (12 MB)

Appendix (19 MB)

LRTP Web Map  View roadway, bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects in this interactive map view by following this link





2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Ames Area MPO will develop and adopt of new long range plan for the Ames-Gilbert metropolitan region by October 2020. This plan will replace the Ames Mobility 2040 LRTP.

Previous Plans

The Ames Area MPO develops a new long range transportation plan every five years. The first plan was developed in 2005, with subsequent updates in 2010 and 2015. For copies of past programs, contact the Ames Area MPO at 515-239-5169.

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