Long Range Transportation System (LRTS)

The Long Range Transportation System refers to a series of maps that identify where future roadways, bikeways, and transit lines are planned so the region can better assess connectivity needs and ensure complete and efficient networks. The maps and supporting principles are described in detail in the Long Range Transportation System (LRTS) Guide, which replaces the Future Albuquerque Area Bikeways and Streets (FAABS) document. The LRTS Guide builds upon the right-of-way guidance from the FAABS document and incorporates national best practices for multimodal accommodations and supporting adjacent land uses.

Considering Potential Growth Through Scenario Planning

In an effort to develop a more robust analysis of potential growth in the region, MRMPO integrated scenario planning into Futures 2040. Scenario planning is a tool to evaluate the tradeoffs of different development patterns and measure the impacts of how we are growing or could potentially grow on our region's transportation network, land consumption, environmental quality, and economy.

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Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project

MRCOG was selected to participate in a study to consider how climate change analysis can be integrated into the long-range transportation and land use planning process. The Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project assessed the costs and benefits of a series of growth scenarios to determine how best to manage congestion, reduce emissions, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

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Public Outreach

The Futures 2040 MTP public outreach process spanned nearly two years and featured numerous public meetings, presentations, and open house events. MRMPO also conducted a questionnaire (PDF) in which 1,371 participants provided feedback on transportation needs and concerns across the metropolitan area.

Learn more about public participation.