Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Moving Forward 2050

This web page will be the online hub for the future Regional Transportation Plan process. We will keep this site up to date with new information and online and in-person events - please check in regularly!

Welcome to the Moving Forward 2050 Project Page

Moving Forward 2050 is the Regional Transportation Plan that acts as a blueprint of our region's existing and future transportation system to the year 2050. It looks at every facet of transportation including roads and bridges, travel patterns, public transportation such as buses, commuter rail, freight and airports, as well as bicycles and pedestrians among others. Moving Forward 2050 will assess our transportation needs and identify the necessary improvements to enhance our transportation system to better serve our region.

What is a Regional Transportation Plan?

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a needs assessment of our transportation infrastructure, including the associated costs to maintain this system into the future. The RTP contributes to the comprehensive vision for the future of our region. The RTP is updated every four years.

The transportation planning process is continuous and influenced by many factors including technology, climate change, population growth and shifts, policies, the constraints of funding, and participation. This process and this vision is not static, but must be regularly revisited and revised based upon analysis of the system and public input.

Ultimately, the goal in crafting the RTP is to establish the means to affordably maintain our transportation system. As well as, to promote and increase the use of alternative forms of transportation, and reduce dependency on the automobile, all while increasing resiliency and preserving our surrounding environment.


Moving Forward 2050: Driving Economic Development

Join SRPEDD to discuss the ways in which transportation improvements can support economic development in our region. We'll explore common misconceptions and transportation solutions to support economic development using local case studies along major corridors in New Bedford, main street in Fairhaven, and downtown Attleboro. Moving Forward 2050 considers the intersection of economic development and transportation from your point of view, come share your experience!

If you were unable to attend, watch the recording and view the individual presentations.


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