Missoula’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) establishes regional transportation goals and provides a project list and investment strategies to support a growing and changing Missoula. Updated approximately every 5 years, the LRTP coordinates transportation projects and programs carried out by various partners across the region to ensure our system is comprehensive and coordinated as needs and priorities shift over time.
The Community Transportation Safety Plan (CTSP) provides a detailed strategy to reduce and eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries for the Missoula area. Based primarily on crash data and community and stakeholder input, it outlines three major focus areas (intersection crashes, non-motorized users, and high-risk behavior) and associated strategies and action steps to focus on safety improvements over the next five years.
The 2011 Missoula Active Transportation Plan (MATP) provides guidance for the public and private development of active transportation facilities in the Missoula Metropolitan Planning Area within the context of the Missoula County Growth Policy. It also informs the MPO's Long Range Transportation Plan, which addresses all modes of transportation over a twenty‐five year time horizon. The MATP lays out the community's vision for the bike and pedestrian components of the larger, multi‐modal transportation system, recommends new policies and designs and provides a list of proposed projects from which the MPO can draw in prioritizing federal aid transportation funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The MATP provides policy and planning recommendations for an active transportation system that helps meet that community vision.
The Bicycle Facilities Master Plan (BFMP) establishes a detailed strategy and project list for improving bicycling in Missoula and is the guiding document for bikeway implementation. It supports the vision and the goals of both the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Missoula Active Transportation Plan while providing greater detail for achieving a more connected bikeway network that increases access and minimizes stress for Missoula Residents.
The Pedestrian Facilities Master Plan (PFMP) presents a strategy for providing a connected, safe, and accessible pedestrian network for users of all ages and abilities within the Missoula urban area. The plan includes a detailed assessment of Missoula’s existing pedestrian network and anticipated needs, as well as evaluation of project prioritization processes and funding recommendations. In addition to planning for future infrastructure improvements, the PFMP serves as an asset management plan for pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, curb ramps, and crossing safety improvements.
The Public Participation Plan (PPP) describes the MPO’s typical processes, timelines, and public notification and participation requirements associated with the development of transportation planning documents. The PPP is designed to ensure a proactive public involvement process that guarantees the opportunity for the public to be involved in all phases of the planning process by providing complete information, timely public notice, opportunities for making comments, full access to key decisions, and early and continuing involvement in developing transportation plans and programs.