Regional Transportation Planning

Regional Transportation Plan

This web page serves as the online hub for the Regional Transportation Planning process as SRPEDD works towards identifying improvements to enhance our transportation system.


 View our Informational Video Series to learn more.

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 bicycle and pedestrian facilities 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.


Check out our series of short videos and full webinars highlighting different parts of the Moving Forward 2050 Regional Transportation Plan and regional transportation planning in general!

Moving Forward 2050: Introduction

Interested in learning more about our Regional Transportation Plan? Start here with a quick introductionary video.




Moving Forward 2050: Bike and Pedestrian Transportation in our Region

The first webinar for SRPEDD Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) focused on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the region. We shared data and information about multi-use paths in our region that help us get to work and enjoy our neighborhoods. SRPEDD was joined by guest speakers Jeff Carvalho from the Dighton Trails Committee and Phil Duarte of the Taunton Pathways Committee who discussed their unique experiences with advancing this infrastructure in our region.

Moving Forward 2050: Rethinking Safety in our Region

The second webinar for the SRPEDD Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Moving Forward 2050, focused on safety in the region. We used the Top 100 Most Dangerous Intersections report to describe challenges related to safety and the tools available to address them.

Moving Forward 2050: Where the River Meets the Road

SRPEDD’s Transportation and Environmental Departments discuss how retrofitting our road-stream crossings (bridges and culverts) for environmental resilience can also lessen flooding impacts and improve public safety.


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.

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