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Two Plans. Working Together to Move the Region Forward.

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) and the City of Yuma (City) are collaboratively developing their comprehensive and integrated multimodal transportation plans to address existing issues and accommodate future growth and demand. Both plans will define long-term visions and goals, establish priorities, collect and analyze data, and identify prioritized improvements.

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Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The FY 2026 – FY 2050 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 entire Yuma metropolitan region - including Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Wellton, Cocopah Indian Tribe, and unincorporated Yuma County. The LRTP provides 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 findings from the City of Yuma Integrated Multimodal Transportation Master Plan will be integrated into this regional plan.

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INTEGRATED MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN

The City is responsible for developing the TMP, which focuses primarily within the Yuma city limits. The TMP will evaluate existing and projected future transportation conditions in Yuma at a more detailed level than the Yuma region LRTP, including through a community health assessment, to identify mobility needs and deficiencies for all modes of travel. Transportation priorities will help inform the development of plans, policies, and projects that work together to create a more integrated multimodal transportation system. The TMP will contain a phased plan for improvements that addresses the identified needs and deficiencies and will discuss potential funding sources and strategies for the 2050 horizon.

WHY ARE THESE PLANS BEING DEVELOPED?

A lot has changed in the Yuma region - more people and businesses are moving here, our transportation system has changed, and the transportation needs of our residents and visitors have grown. These Plans will re-examine how we use our transportation system today and tomorrow and develop an action plan for future transportation. YMPO and the City of Yuma are creating these comprehensive plans to address all transportation modes, evaluate roadway improvement and funding scenarios, and establish a path to address identified mobility needs.

HOW CAN I STAY INVOLVED?

Thank you for your interest in the plans.  The project team welcomes and encourages your participation to inform the development of the two plans. To stay involved:

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

  • 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.

In Fall 2024, YMPO and the City of Yuma will have additional in-person events where you can speak one-on-one with project team members to discuss your transportation challenges and ideas. 

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