Miami-Dade 2040 LRTP - Oct. 23, 2014

Chapter 2 | Planning for a Shared Future EYES ON THE FUTURE | 2-7 MIAMI-DADE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE TO THE YEAR 2040 LRTP Goals One of the hallmarks of the MAP-21 legislation is an emphasis on performance measurement. While the details of the Federal rulemaking process for Metropolitan Transportation Planning were not prepared in time to be fully considered in this LRTP update, performance measurement plays a major role. The LRTP Goals were developed to address the National Performance Goals and represent a comprehensive account of transportation issues, challenges, and opportunities faced by transportation planners and users of the transportation system. As such, the goals characterize the desires and needs of Miami-Dade County’s residents and visitors, while meeting applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Figure 2-5 displays visualizations of the LRTP’s eight goals, consistent with materials used to disseminate information to the public. Goal Weights The establishment of goal weights was completed in two parts. First, goal ballot boxes were prepared for 15 community workshops and meetings. Each goal was represented by a ballot box with the corresponding goal visualizations. Participants in the workshops were given a predetermined sum of “play”money to “spend” or allocate across the eight goals. The goal weights were computed simply by the aggregate sum of money allocated to each goal across all participants. The results of the public input were presented to the LRTP Steering Committee for further review and refinement. Figure 2-6 depicts the weights assigned to each goal as recommended by the LRTP Steering Committee and adopted by the MPO Governing Board. Figure 2-6 | 2040 LRTP Goals and Weights Figure 2-5 | Goal and Objective Images 2 3 5 6 7 8 1 4 Goal 1 - Improve System and Travel Goal 2 - Improve Safety Goal 3 - Improve Security Goal 4 - Support Economic Vitality Goal 5 - Preserve Environment & Quality of Life Goal 6 - Improve Connectivity Goal 7 - Employ Sound Investment Strategies Goal 8 - Preserve the Existing System 2040 LRTP Goals Weight 25% 8% 3% 12% 14% 14% 12% 12%