Long Range Transportation Plan

Route 195 West Providence

Rhode Island is in the process of developing a new Long Range Transportation Plan. Rhode Island Moving Forward 2040 will be comprehensive, covering all transportation modes (e.g. automobiles, public transit trains and buses, ferries, and sectors (e.g. commuter travel, freight). For more information, please visit the project website at RI Moving Forward - Plan RI

Transportation 2037, adopted by the State Planning Council on December 14, 2017, is the State of Rhode Island’s Long Range Transportation Plan.  It is multi-modal in nature and has a planning horizon of 20 years.  This plan serves many purposes.  It fulfills federal requirements for statewide and metropolitan planning under current transportation legislation, it provides a long-range framework for coordination among various transportation modes and advancing projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), it sets state policy to guide public and private decisions involving transportation toward the end of improving the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the state, and as a State Guide Plan element, it is a basis for determining consistency of local comprehensive plans and other plans, programs, and projects with state policies. This plan includes goals, objectives, policies and strategies for all different transportation modes throughout the State.  It also includes an analysis of anticipated federal and state transportation funding resources.