Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan
 

What is the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan?

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) develops a Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan every four years to plan and prioritize anticipated transportation system needs for the next 25-30 years. This plan focuses on rural areas of the state of Utah and is combined with other plans.

UDOT’s Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan is currently being updated with a planning process that will extend from 2021 through mid-2023. A key part of the planning process is involving the public and varying stakeholders (agencies and constituents) in a meaningful way. 

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Public Participation Plan Feedback

The Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan is required by federal law to seek input on its Public Participation Plan. The Public Participation Plan outlines how the UDOT planning group will engage and inform the public about Utah’s long-term rural growth plans for the next 25-30 years. The public comment period for the Public Participation Plan will be at the beginning of the planning process from Oct. 11, 2021 to Dec. 10, 2021. Individuals can view the Public Participation Plan by clicking on the Public Participation Plan tab of this website. 

UDOT will also hold a formal comment period later in the process to review the updated plan. You can comment on the Public Participation Plan as well as any other aspect of the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan in the following ways:

  1. Add a comment in the form/box below
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Call: 385-360-1900
  4. Comment on the map below

Public Participation Plan Comment Form

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Please click in the box below to submit a comment on the Public Participation Plan, which is part of the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan.

1. Click on the box below

2. Enter your comment on the Public Participation Plan

3. Click submit

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Does the Public Participation Plan meet your expectations and ability to comment during the process?

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Are the schedules and comment periods easy to understand?

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Is the website understandable and easy to use?

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Do you have any other needs or comments?

How Can I Participate in the Planning Process Moving Forward?

As noted, the public participation plan outlines the process of how UDOT will engage with the public while updating the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan. Following the public comment period for the Public Participation Plan, the planning group will review all public comments and incorporate them as needed. The public involvement plan will then be added to the final Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan document. UDOT will also hold a formal public comment period to solicit comments on the updated draft of the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan.

The following illustrates the key milestones of the planning process in updating the UDOT Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan, including official timeframes when the public will be engaged. In addition, UDOT encourages input from the public at any time throughout the planning process. 

What Areas are Included in the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan?

Utah's most urban areas are under the planning jurisdiction of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The following map outlines the urban areas of Utah that are not included in this Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan. All other areas of the state are part of this planning effort. 
 


Comment Map

Click on the map to identify needs for the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan update. Select the category most applicable to your comment. 

  1. Zoom in to an area on the map (light grey, dotted areas are considered urban areas, which are not included in this plan) 
  2. Click on the map to comment
  3. Fill out the comment and submit
     

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