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WHAT IS THE YMPO LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN?

The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is an essential and federally required element of the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (YMPO) transportation planning process for the Yuma metropolitan region. The LRTP is meant to provide a strategic framework for the region’s multimodal transportation system for the next the next 25 years. This Plan will address all modes of transportation, including automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, transit, truck, air, and rail movements. The primary goals of the YMPO 2045 LRTP are to:

  • Identify the region’s transportation needs;

  • Develop an achievable improvement and implementation plan; and

  • Establish policies to prioritize and systematically implement projects to address mobility, safety, pavement, bridge, and freight needs.

WHY IS THIS PLAN BEING DEVELOPED?

Since the completion of the last YMPO LRTP in 2017, the Yuma region has seen major changes in its land use, population, and transportation system. Building on the previous Plan, this Plan will re-examine how we use our transportation system today and tomorrow and develop an action plan for future transportation. More directly than it has done in past, the YMPO is aiming to create a comprehensive LRTP that addresses all transportation modes, evaluates roadway improvement and funding scenarios, and establishes a path to address the region’s ever-changing mobility needs.

HOW CAN I STAY INVOLVED?

Thank you for your interest in the LRTP Update process. The LRTP project team welcomes and encourages your participation to inform the development of the LRTP Update.  Opportunities for you to further understand and participate in the development of the LRTP Update will coincide with each major milestone in the plan development process. Each public involvement phase includes a 14-day minimum comment period.  To stay involved:

  • Submit your name and e-mail address on the welcome page to receive project updates and to share your feedback.

  • Project phone line (928.581.7849) is available with a voicemail option for submitting comments and questions in English and Spanish.

  • E-mail the project team at info@GreaterYumaMoves.com

  • Tell us your thoughts:  Visit the Take a Survey and Map Your Ideas stations to tell us your thoughts, concerns, and ideas on how we can improve our region’s multimodal transportation system.

WHAT IS THE YUMA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (YMPO)?

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) is the designated regional planning agency for the Yuma metropolitan region – this includes all of Yuma County, the Cocopah Indian Tribe and a portion of Winterhaven, California. All state and federal transportation funding for the area is administered by the MPO. To learn more, visit ympo.org.

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