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Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Transportation 2040 - The Plan
The Plan was approved at the August 18, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting and amended at the October 20, 2016 Board of Directors meeting. The Amended Plan has been posted here (pdf).

Journey 2035 - The Plan
The Plan was approved at the December 15, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting and amended at the June 21, 2012 Board of Directors meeting. The Amended Plan has been posted here with the Plan Chapters, and a summary of Amendment Number One.

The Plan addresses each mode of transportation in the region and includes recommendations for the region, as well as Ozarks Transportation Organization member jurisdictions. Included with the Plan update are changes to the Major Thoroughfare Plan. These are part of Chapter 5 - Major Thoroughfare Plan and can be seen in Appendix G.

The Ozarks Transportation Organization's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) was last adopted in April of 2006.  The federal requirements relating to the metropolitan planning process state that the LRTP be updated every five years.  

This planning process will also serve as the process for updating the City of Springfield strategic plan.  As the City wants to achieve a regional perspective on transportation for the purposes of updating their plan, and since the timing of both planning processes coincided, it was practical that a duplication of effort be avoided.  The goals and resulting strategies from the Ozarks Transportation Organization planning process will be funneled into the overarching process and format the City of Springfield is employing.

In order to demonstrate the principles stated in the Plan, Ozarks Transportation Organization created visualizations showing the impacts improvements to the transportation system and surrounding land uses can have. One visualization was created for each Ozarks Transportation Organization municipal jurisdiction. Visualizations can be found here.

Public Surveys
Public involvement is a key component of all Ozarks Transportation Organization's planning processes and, as recommended in the Ozarks Transportation Organization Public Participation Plan, a separate Plan-specific public participation plan will be developed.  Components of the public participation process include the utilization of the Ozarks Transportation Organization website, a public citizen survey, regional public meetings both at the beginning of the plan and at its conclusion, a brainstorming workshop, and a collection of subcommittees relating to the various modes of transportation discussed in the plan, as well as fleet management.  The Ozarks Transportation Organization Technical Planning Committee (TIP) has served as the planning committee directing the evolution of the LRTP update.

Ozarks Transportation Organization has developed a survey for the public to provide input for the LRTP process. The information taken from these surveys feeds the recommendations within Journey 2035. See the Public Input Survey results here.

Public Comment Meetings
Meetings were held in a number of locations:
September 22, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson, Ozark
September 26, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Springfield Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expy., Springfield
September 27, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Strafford City Hall, 126 S. Washington, Stafford
September 29, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Republic Fire Station #1, 701 US Hwy 60 East, Republic
October 1, 2011, 10 am - Noon
   Springfield Library Center - 4653 S. Campbell, Springfield
October 3, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Battlefield Community Room, 5434 S. Tower Drive, Battlefield
October 4, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Willard Community Center, 220 W. Jackson, Willard
October 6, 2011, 5 - 7 pm
   Nixa City Hall, 715 W. Mount Vernon, Nixa


Long Range Transportation Plan
Journey 2035: Long Range Transportation Plan 2011,
  Plan Chapters and Appendixes (17MB pdf)
Executive Summary (11MB pdf)
Amendment One (pdf)
1 - Introduction and Plan Summary (pdf)
2 - Public Participation (pdf)
3 - Regional Trends (pdf)
4 - Goals and Performance Measures (pdf)
5 - Major Thoroughfare Plan (pdf)
6 - Public Transit (pdf)
7 - Inter-City Surface Transportation (pdf)
8 - Bicycle and Pedestrian (pdf)
9 - Aviation (pdf)
10 - Goods Movement (pdf)
11 - Environmental Considerations (pdf)
12 - Financial Capacity (pdf)
13 - Project Selection (pdf)
14 - Summary of Strategies (pdf)
A - Public Official Workshop Results (pdf)
B - Public Input Meeting Comments (pdf)
C - Public Input Survey Results (pdf)
D - Public Hearing Comments (pdf)
E - Visualizations (pdf)
F - Roadway Capacity and Volume (pdf)
G - Major Thoroughfare Plan Changes (pdf)
H - TDP Recommendations (pdf)
I - Human Service Agencies (pdf)
J - Programmed Projects 2012-2015 (pdf)
K - Prioritization Glossary (pdf)

Journey 2030 Design Standards (pdf)







Maps, Plans and Publications
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


Journey 2035 - The Plan

Plan Chapters and Appendixes

Complete Amended Plan (17MB pdf)



Springfield Future Visualization (video)
Nixa Future Visualization (video)
Ozark Future Visualization (video)
Republic Future Visualization (video)
Willard Future Visualization (video)
Strafford Future Visualization (video)
Battlefield Future Visualization (video)

Public Input Survey Results (pdf)