The Plan
The Long Range Transportation Plan or LRTP guides the region in creating a more efficient, responsive and environmentally-sensitive transportation system over the next 20+ years.  The plan examines transportation trends/issues and offers a list of specific projects for addressing the region’s mobility needs.

The plan is updated every 5 years with the most recent update adopted by the MPO Policy Board on May 22, 2019.

The Process
The Charlottesville Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization is identified as the official transportation planning agency for Charlottesville and the Urbanized areas of Albemarle County.

  • MPO’s are required by federal law in order for the region to receive federal funding for highways, transit, bike and pedestrian, and multimodal systems.
  • The MPO is required to review its transportation plan every 5 years.
  • Plans may be amended based on changes in federal guidance, transportation needs, and changes in Federal, state and Local funding.
  • The LRTP provides the framework and visions from which the region’s transportation program is developed.
2045 LRTP



The 2040 LRTP was approved by the MPO Policy Board on May 28, 2014.

The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan looked ahead three decades to assess future transportation projects vital for our region. The plan considered all modes of transportation including highways, roads, bus, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and air.  The plan updated the 2035 United Jefferson Area Mobility Plan (UnJAM 2035), which was approved by the MPO Policy Board in May 2009.

 2040 LRTP Document Page