The regional transportation plan is intended to provide a vision for, and guide to, transportation system development in the Region for 20 or more years into the future. It is a multimodal plan of recommended transportation actions designed to address existing and anticipated future transportation problems and needs. The plan consists of four principal elements:
Systems and Demand Management
Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
Arterial Streets and Highways
All future needs for transit, street and highway, and other transportation improvements considered in the regional transportation planning process are derived from the future growth proposed in the regional land use plan.
The plan is set forth in SEWRPC Planning Report No. 49, A Regional Transportation System Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin: 2035 and was adopted by SEWRPC in June 2006. A demonstration of the conformity of the 2035 plan to the State of Wisconsin Air Quality Implementation Plan may be found here.
The 2035 regional transportation system plan was developed under the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Regional Transportation System Planning. The Advisory Committee was responsible for proposing to the SEWRPC, after careful study and evaluation, a recommended regional transportation plan. The Advisory Committee was intended to promote intergovernmental and interagency coordination, and to serve as a direct liaison between the SEWRPC planning effort and the local and State governments that will be responsible for implementing the recommendations of the plans.