Miami-Dade 2040 LRTP - Oct. 23, 2014

What Is The MPO and The LRTP? The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami-Urbanized Area guides the transportation process in Miami-Dade County. MPOs are federally mandated agencies for metropolitan areas with more than 50,000 total population. A primary function for the MPOs is to produce and update (every 5 years) a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) with a minimum time horizon of 20 years. The LRTP is a comprehensive transportation infrastructure plan that includes, at a minimum, highway and transit infrastructure improvements. The Miami-Dade LRTP includes highway, transit, freight, and non-motorized components, a truly multimodal plan that covers a broad range of issues including the environment, economic development, mobility, safety, security, and quality of life. The Miami-Dade Long Range Transportation Plan Update to the Year 2040, hereto referred to as the 2040 LRTP, commenced in December 2012 and involves a major update of the 2035 LRTP, which was adopted in October 2009. The 2040 LRTP’s primary purpose is to assist citizens, businesses, and elected officials in cultivating their transportation vision for the County through the next 26 years. The 2040 LRTP serves as an instrument to identify the needed improvements to the transportation network, and provides a long-term investment framework to address current and future challenges. In light of Miami-Dade’s bright and prosperous future as a global hub, the 2040 LRTP is focused on Providing Mobility Options, with Eyes on the Future, as depicted by the plan logo. The plan is also guided by a comprehensive vision to… The key vision elements which are also central to the 2040 LRTP Goals and Objectives outlined in Chapter 2, include mobility, economy, environment, and efficiency. These are the focal points for an effective transportation system in Miami-Dade County to the year 2040. Transportation Planning Areas For the practical purposes of administering transportation programs and studies, the MPO divided Miami-Dade County into six distinct geographic units identified as Transportation Planning Areas (TPAs), illustrated in Figure 1-1 . Each planning area presents its own unique transportation challenges. BEACH/CBD SNAPSHOT Bay Harbour Downtown Miami Little Havana Miami Beach Port of Miami Sunny Isles Beach CENTRAL NORTH NORTHWEST SOUTH WEST Coconut Grove Coral Gables Key Biscayne Miami International Miami Springs South Miami University of Miami Civic Center Little Haiti Miami Gardens Miami Shores North Miami Opa-Locka Doral Hialeah Hialeah Gardens Miami Lakes Sweetwater Virginia Gardens Cutler Bay Florida City Homestead Kendall Palmetto Bay Zoo Miami Florida International Kendall Lakes Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport Tamiami The Hammocks 68 SQM 407,600 Employment 480,400 Population 37 SQM 390,500 Employment 543,800 Population 150 SQM 428,000 Employment 478,900 Population 77 SQM 361,700 Employment 712,000 Population 68 SQM 172,900 Employment 435,300 Population 226 SQM 290,300 Employment 654,900 Population 1-2 | MOBILITY OPTIONS 2040 “Provide mobility options for Miami-Dade County residents and visitors and promote economic competitiveness by investing in the County’s transportation infrastructure while protecting the environment and maximizing the efficiency of the existing transportation system.” Transportation Planning Areas Square Miles (SQM)