The LRTP provides a twenty-year vision for the metropolitan transportation system and represents the product of an extensive public participation effort. It provides a fiscally constrained program for transportation improvements over the twenty-year life of the plan. In addition, the LRTP provides specific recommendations for additional transportation and related planning activities that should be carried out in order to achieve the Goals and Objectives.
The Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation Council updates the LRTP every five years. The 2040 LRTP was approved by the ITCTC Planning and Policy Committees during the December 17, 2019 joint meeting.