Future transportation planning is a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive process. It establishes a vision for future transportation investments, examining critical trends, issues, and future-year needs to provide Hoosiers the highest level of mobility and safety possible to meet the needs of economic development and quality of life.
The Indiana 2013-2035 Future Transportation Needs Report functions as the INDOT Long-Range Transportation Plan. The development of this report was carried out under 23 CFR 450.214 federal regulations, which requires states to develop and periodically update statewide transportation plans with a minimum of a 20-year planning horizon.
The Indiana 2013-2035 Future Transportation Needs Report replaces the 2007 Long-Range Transportation Plan document. INDOT has adopted a non-project specific, needs-based, statewide transportation approach that identifies future transportation needs and describes overarching strategies and opportunities to accomplish future results. This approach will provide a flexible and opportunistic framework for addressing transportation issues and needs for the next 20-25 years.
The new format also provides a number of web links throughout the document to allow the reader access to more detailed information on subjects, INDOT activities, studies, mode specific planning documents, and transportation programs.
Revisions will be based on available data, quantitative analysis, public input, INDOT planning partner input, and stakeholder involvement. The development of new future needs reports will follow INDOT’s Annual Program Development Process and the INDOT Public Involvement Policies and Procedures Manual. INDOT Public Involvement outreach and agency listserves will also be used to provide plan update information and collect public and stakeholder input. More information about these elements are available on INDOT’s Public Involvement webpage.