Transportation Facilities Plan
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The Transportation Facilities Plan (TFP) serves as the city’s 12-year, or intermediate-range, transportation planning document. It includes high-priority projects from long-range plans (such as the Bel-Red Plan, Eastgate/I-90 Plan and Ped-Bike Plan) and projects that address emerging needs and opportunities.
Plan Update Now Underway
In November 2011, the city started the process to update the TFP. Staff worked with the Transportation Commission to identify candidate projects; establish criteria for project evaluation/prioritization; and develop a prioritized list of recommended projects for the new 2013-2024 TFP. As part of the update process the city hosted open house events in early 2012 to gather public input on projects and priorities and posted an online survey that offered similar opportunity for input.
On June 14, 2012, the Transportation Commission endorsed a list of prioritized projects. The City Council reviewed the list on July 16, 2012, and agreed to allow the project list to move forward for programmatic environmental review, a process that formally started with publication on October 25, 2012, of a Notice of Determination of Significance, Notice of Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Period, and Notice of Public Meeting.
The city published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on April 11, 2013, and is accepting comments through May 13, 2013. Publication of a Final EIS is anticipated in June 2013. Upon completion of the programmatic environmental review, the Transportation Commission will refer the proposed 2013-2024 Transportation Facilities Plan to the City Council for final consideration.
Questions or comments relating to the TFP update may be directed to Michael Ingram.
2013-2024 TFP Update Documents
It provides the first level of project prioritization necessary to identify projects for funding in the adopted, seven-year Capital Investment Program (CIP) Plan.
It serves as the basis for the city’s Impact Fee Program. The roadway and intersection capacity projects adopted in the TFP are used to calculate the impact fees charged to new land use developments. The fees cover a portion of the costs for transportation system capacity needed to serve the demand generated by new developments.
Typically updated every two to three years, the Transportation Facilities Plan is a "financially constrained" plan: some projects do not have sufficient financial resources committed to fully complete them by 2020, but the identified cost of the projects in the TFP must be balanced with the City’s transportation revenue projections for the 12-year plan period. The Transportation Facilities Plan serves several functions:
An environmental review is conducted in conjunction with each TFP update. The environmental review considers potential, cumulative impacts to the citywide transportation system and other elements of the environment that may occur due to 12 years of projected land use growth and the implementation of the projects identified in the TFP.
Current Transportation Facilities Plan Documents