Transportation projects are identified through the process of creating a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP includes plans for all modes of transportation infrastructure in the area. The LRTP contains existing conditions of transportation infrastructure and future plans for changes and improvements of infrastructure based on data and stakeholder input. The planning process typically takes about a year to complete and the plan is updated on a regular basis. Implementation of the plan is carried out by an extended group of partner agencies and organizations.
Research and analysis for the 2040 LRTP is currently underway. The scope and schedule will be complete December 2015 and the final LRTP update will be complete March 2016.
Completed in February 2004, the award-winning SPATS Long Range Enhancement Master Plan provides a road map for the SPATS Enhancement Program in the near and intermediate future. Building upon citizen and community input, the plan details both alternative mobility and beautification opportunites, as well as implementation strategies, to be pursued by SPATS in the completion of the plan’s overall objectives.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan represents a continuation of the planning, programming, and development efforts of SPATS, Spartanburg County, and the City of Spartanburg over the past five years.