The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) guides the transportation process in Miami-Dade County. A primary function for the TPO is to produce and update the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

The LRTP is a Comprehensive Transportation Infrastructure Plan. Updating the Miami-Dade County LRTP to the Year 2045 is a primary activity in Miami-Dade County’s transportation planning process and is required to meet federal and state standards.

This update builds upon earlier plans, based on the current needs of the County and the latest data available

The Miami-Dade LRTP is Multimodal








And considers topics important to residents and visitors
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Economic Development

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Quality of Life

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The Five Steps of the LRTP Development Process
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Step 1 - Establish Goals and Objectives

Developed to guide the development of the Plan and to meet Federal and State requirements. The Goals and Objectives were introduced during the first round of meetings for public input. Weights were assigned to each goal as recommended by the LRTP Steering Committee and adopted by the MPO Governing Board.

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Step 2 - Needs Plan Development

Deficiencies are identified in the transportation system and candidate highway and transit improvements are defined to address those deficiencies i.e. accommodate the future travel demand. The Mobility Needs Assessment Tool (MNAT) is implemented to help define the needs of the transportation system along with input from the public and Steering Committee.

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Step 3 - Project Evalutation

Projects in the Needs Plan are evaluated and ranked using project level measures and the three tier process including: Goal Element Analysis, Congestion Coordination, and input from implementing agencies.

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Step 4 - Draft Cost Feasible Plan

Available funding is allocated to the ranked list of Needs Plan projects to develop the list of cost feasible projects while balancing the funding with need, modes, and locations.

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Step 5 - Final Cost Feasible Plan

Once the 2045 Plan is adopted by the MPO governing Board it will become the document which guides the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) development and project implementation over the next five year period.

Tools for Building the Plan

The tools to meet federal and state requirements and develop an equitable and effective transportation plan are classified in three broad categories


Community Interface

The process by which community and stakeholder input is collected and disseminated for consideration in the plan.


The simulation and analysis of future conditions, both with respect to the demand on the transportation system and the supply of transportation infrastructure to meet that demand.

Performance Measurement

The application of measureable criteria to assess the need and value of individual transportation improvements and the performance of the system as a whole.