Long Range Transportation Planning

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, requires that each MPO develop an intermodal transportation plan with at least a 20-year horizon.  The plan must be updated at least every four years to keep consistent with existing conditions, re-evaluate proposed plans, programs, and projects, and validate air quality conformity analysis due to the Fredericksburg Urbanized Area’s designation as a maintenance area for air quality.  After the long-range plan is adopted and funding is identified, the projects included in the plan will be eligible to advance to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a fundamental document for our region. Not only does it outline our region’s long-range transportation vision, it also lists all future projects that our region anticipates to undertake in the next 20 to 30 years. The 2040 LRTP was adopted on April 15, 2013.


Map of Projects – Click on Map Icons for more information

Executive Summary

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Executive Summary – English

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Executive Summary – Spanish


FAMPO Resolution 13-07 Adoption of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan for the George Washington Region


GWRC/FAMPO Title VI Non-Discrimination Statement

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The George Washington Region Today

Chapter 3: Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends and Projections

Chapter 4: Connecting Land Use and Transportation

Chapter 5: The Existing Transportation System

Chapter 6: Regional Transportation Needs Plan

Chapter 7: The Financially Constrained Long-Range Highway Plan

Chapter 8: Financially Constrained Transit/Transportation Demand Management Plan


Appendix A: MAP 21 Long Range Metropolitan Planning Regulations

Appendix B: Population and Employment Projection Dataset and Methodology

Appendix C: Land Use Scenario Planning Summary

Appendix D: Highway Needs Plan Projects

Interstate Highway Needs:

Interstate Highway Needs

Urban Highway Needs:

City of Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

Rural Highway Needs:

Rural Highway Needs

Appendix E: Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

Appendix F: Highway Project Prioritization Methodology

Appendix G: Long Range Planning/NEPA Relationship

Appendix H: Consultation and Mitigation Discussion

Appendix I: Environmental Justice Analysis

Appendix I: Public Involvement Summary Public Comments

Appendix K: Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area Transportation Conformity Analysis

Appendix L: Survey Documents

Appendix M: Adopting Resolutions

Appendix N: Acronyms


Map 1: GW Region: VA Planning District 16

Map 2: 2010 Population Density

Map 3: 2040 Population Density

Map 4: 2010 Employment Density

Map 5: 2040 Employment Density

Map 6: Community Plans Scenario Land Use

Map 7: Comparative Levels of Service

Map 8: Current V/C Ratio/LOS

Map 9: Functional Highway Classification

Map 10: 2010 Existing Transit Facilities

Map 11: 2040 Unimproved Network (2040 Population/2010 Network)

Map 12: Regional Highway Needs Plan

Map 13: 2040 Needs Plan Vehicle t0 Capacity (V/C) Ratio/Level of Service (LOS)

Map 14: Transit Needs Map (2040 Densities)

Map 15: GW Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs

Map 16: Constrained Highway Plan Projects

Map 17: 2040 Constrained Plan V/C Ratios/LOS

Map 18: Constrained Transit Plan (2010 Densities)

Map 19: Constrained Transit Plan (2040 Densities)

2035 Long Range Transportation Plan

2035 Long Range Transportation Plan