|For Immediate Release
September 1, 2010
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
|NHDOT Releases Long Range Transportation Plan For NH
Outlines Broad Strategic Direction Over Next 20 Years
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the release of its Long Range Transportation Plan. The Long Range Plan outlines the broad strategic direction for the Department of Transportation over the next 20 years. It also articulates a future vision for New Hampshire in which transportation can play an active role to preserve the state's unique character and quality of life, enhance environmental quality, and promote sustainable economic development and land use.
The Plan's recommendations are centered on achieving four strategic outcomes:
The Draft Plan went through a rigorous public review process in 2008, with many changes made to the Plan as a result of those comments. The Federal Highway Administration has determined that the Plan, as it stands now, meets the federal requirements for a Long Range Transportation Plan. Further public review and comment will likely result in additional improvements to the final document.
The Plan can be found online at http://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/lrtbp.htm.
Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2010. E-mail comments to: LRTPComments@dot.state.nh.us or submit them in writing to:
William Watson Jr, PE