Long-Range Planning

A map of transit-rich areas and urban centers in the Vancouver, British Columbia region.

Vancouver Approves New Metro 2050 Regional Plan

The region around Vancouver in British Columbia has a new 30-year regional plan.

March 2, 2023 - Daily Hive

Bus stop with passengers and bus in downtown Seattle

Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails to Meet Climate Targets

Agency staff says the Puget Sound regional long-range plan won’t achieve 2030 sustainability goals set by the state.

December 6, 2022 - The Urbanist

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Growth Plan Approved

The county council approved the much-debated long-range growth plan, preparing the region for a shift toward more mid-density housing and transit-oriented development.

October 27, 2022 - The Washington Post

Street with Regal cinema building in downtown Rockville, Maryland

Montgomery County Divided Over Long-Range Plan

In the wake of mass resignations at the county’s planning board, the county council will vote to update their growth plan to reflect the region’s changing economy and demographics.

October 25, 2022 - The Washington Post

Bus stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with blue bus and passengers boarding

Pittsburgh Regional Transit Moves To Implement Long-Range Plan

After four years of delays, the agency is ready to implement a five-year plan setting the foundation for its long-term goals to improve and expand service.

July 27, 2022 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The skyline of downtown Worcester, Massachusetts reveals urban densities and variety of building types.

Citywide Master Planning Process Launched in Worcester

The Massachusetts college town, with 200,000 residents, is kicking off the Worcester Now / Next long-range plan with a series of public engagement activities.

March 16, 2022 - Mass Live

Port Authority of Allegheny County

New Long-Range Transit Plan Adopted for Pittsburgh Area

A long list of transit projects is included in the NEXTransit long-range plan approved recently by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

September 27, 2021 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A freeway in Maryland near Washington, D.C., on the Capital Beltway with an exit sign for Wheaton.

New Long-Range Transportation Plan for the D.C. Region Will Include a Climate Addendum

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board has almost completed the latest version fo the Visualize 2045 long-range transportation plan, but it is already making plans to add a climate plan to the final product.

July 6, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

San Francisco Bay Area

A Daring 50-Year Vision for the San Francisco Bay Area

The SPUR Regional Strategy sets a new standard for planning advocacy, not only for the depth and breadth of its vision, but for its skill in execution.

May 24, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Henry County, Georgia

A New Transit Plan for Suburban Georgia

The county of Henry, located in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area, is updating its 30-year Transit Master Plan.

February 24, 2021 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Expo Line

Congestion Pricing Study Taking Shape in Los Angeles

New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California.

February 18, 2021 - The Source

Light Rail Transit Rendering

Updated Long Range Transportation Plan Released for L.A. Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently released an updated draft of its 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan.

June 8, 2020 - The Source (Metro)

Maryland Transit Administration

Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan: First Regional Transit Plan for Baltimore Since 2002

Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.

May 13, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Planning and Teaching in Southern California

Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.

November 13, 2019 - James Brasuell

Cleveland, Ohio

A Long-Range Transportation Plan for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gathering public input for the "Access Ohio 2045" long-range transportation plan.

November 7, 2019 - Cincinnati Public Radio

Houston Light Rail

The Devil's in the Details for Houston's Hobby Line Light Rail Planning

Several alternative routes are still under consideration for a planned light rail route included in Houston's METRONext long-range transit plan, in progress ahead of a vote by residents in November.

June 15, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Forest Park Southeast

A Form-Based Code Arrives in St. Louis

The Forest Park Southeast neighborhood in St. Louis has completed a years-long planning process—the result is a new form-based code.

November 8, 2017 - nextSTL

Suburban Seattle

Seattle's Cup Runneth Over: Suburb Launches Long-Range Transit Plan to Handle Growth

The city of Everett is expecting a 60 percent jump in population by 2035, most of which will be focused in its city center. All of those people will also need an efficient and useful citywide transit system.

June 9, 2017 - The Urbanist

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia Plans Assault on Sprawl With '20-Minute Neighborhoods'

Melbourne's long-range plan for development through 2050 envisions denser neighborhoods, built around the idea of 20-minute neighborhoods.

March 17, 2017 - Melbourne Herald Sun

Madison Bike

A New Long-Range Transportation Plan for Madison, WI

Proposed long-range transportation plan for Madison emphasizes biking, walking, bus rapid transit.

January 10, 2017 - The Capital Times

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