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Nebraska's Long Range Transportation Plan

About the LRTP

(Posted 4-1-2005, Click to View/Download)
Study Process for the LRTP (PDF)

Document showing Completed, Current and Future Steps toward the LRTP

Executive Summary (PDF)

Summary of Existing and Future Conditions and Transportation System - prepared by Cambridge Systematics and URS Corporation

Contact Info

Please e-mail, call, or send your comments as we move through the update process:


Jim Schurr: (402)479-4416

Nebraska Department of Roads
Planning and Project
Development Division

P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln NE 68509-4759

Leona Kolbet: (402)479-4517

History and Future of the Long Range Transportation Plan

Nebraska’s first Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan (click to view) was published as an Executive Summary in 1995. The plan addressed all types of surface transportation, including highways, local roads and streets, railroads, mass transportation, barge, trucking, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and airports.

The purpose of the 1995 plan was to provide a vision for transportation development 20 years into the future. State, local and tribal agencies, transportation organizations, as well as the public were involved during the planning process.

Our current activity will be an update of this Plan. The updated plan will provide the long range framework that will help to guide all agencies concerned with Nebraska’s future transportation system.

Purpose of the Updated Long-Range Transportation Plan The Department of Roads and an experienced consultant will work together with state, local and tribal agencies, transportation organizations and the general public.

All interested citizens are encouraged to be involved. 

  • Identify Nebraska’s transportation trends and desired goals (click to view Draft Goals & Objectives) for the future.
  • Provide a “vision” for the transportation system in Nebraska. It will not be a list of specific projects.
  • Examine existing and future needs of highways, local roads, rail, freight, air, water, mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
  • Provide direction to help shape the transportation system to meet a desired set of goals and objectives, and include suggested actions and methods to measure progress and success.
  • Contain guidance for cooperation and coordination with agencies, groups and individuals outside the Department of Roads.
  • Be a concise, understandable and dynamic document that can accommodate changing circumstances related to all modes of transportation.


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