Completed in November 2008, the SPATS Long Range Transportation Plan is a multi-modal and fiscally constrained document that outlines transportation priorities and proposed projects to the year 2035. Project priorities are based upon growth patterns, population and employment projections, and a transportation model that forecasts traffic and transportation needs to the year 2035. The total project costs within the plan cannot exceed what SPATS is expected to accumulate by the year 2035, and inclusion in the plan is a prerequisite before funding can be committed within the SPATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Projects at the top of the list after analysis will go into the Short-Range Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and become eligible for funding. Those projects that are identified as important but are not in the fiscally contained plan will be candidates that can move up in the list as funding becomes available. The highlighted projects are affiliated with other funding sources.