The Long Range Transportation Plan serves as the 20+ year transportation planning document for the Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The Plan contains the region’s adopted policies, goals and objectives and specific project proposals to improve the transportation system through the year 2040. It is in compliance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (current federal transportation authorizing legislation), and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA). This plan is a product of a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process, which considers all surface transportation modes and supports metropolitan community development. The plan reflects the goals and objectives of member communities in their own master plans and policies, of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) in its Long Range Transportation Plan, as well as those established by the RPC via the Regional Master Plan and the MPO process.
2045 Plan: 2021 Update
The Long Range Transportation Plan was updated to maintain consistency with the Transportation Improvement Program. The update includes the 2021-2024 TIP, the full list of Long Range Projects and the accompanying fiscal constraint
analysis for the document. In addition, some minor technical updates were completed, including incorporating some basic assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the regional transportation system. A
30 Day Public Comment period began on February 8, 2021 and concluded on March 9, 2021. A virtual public hearing was held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 via zoom followed by the MPO Policy
Committee voting to approve the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan.
The 2019 Update of the Long Range Transportation Plan accomplishes two things. First it brings the planning horizon in line with the other New Hampshire MPOs as agreed upon as part of the Interagency Consultation Process. Second, it updates the project lists to address the current TIP (2019-2022) and full list of Long Range Projects allowed by the later horizon Year as well as the accompanying fiscal constraint analysis for the document.
A 30 Day Public Comment period began on January 14, 2019 and ended on February 12, 2019. A public hearing was be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Kingston Public Library followed by the MPO Policy Committee voting to approve the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan.
The plan examines current and projected regional conditions. It sets out the region’s adopted goals, strategies for achieving those goals, performance metrics for measuring progress in implementation, and specific project proposals to improve the transportation system through the year 2040.