The Mobility Plan represents a long-range transportation vision or strategic planning document that prioritizes all modes of transportation including automobile travel. It provides overall policy guidance that is linked to land use planning and economic development strategy. The Plan is intended to both guide private investment through land development and public investment through various funding opportunities that become available as implementation progresses. As is the case with most long-range plans, the plan is expected to change as some level of uncertainty related to future conditions and funding exists. Implementation occurs in yearly, five- or ten-year capital improvements programs.
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Walton County participates in the Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization is the local, intergovernmental transportation policy board for Okaloosa County and Walton County. The board is comprised of local government officials who make decisions regarding transportation at a regional level (including Walton County Commissioners). The Okaloosa-Walton TPO is required by state and federal law to establish a cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing planning process as a corequisite to State and Federal funding.
The Okaloosa-Walton TPO Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a blueprint for maintaining and enhancing the regional transportation system. The LRTP identifies roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and other improvements needed over the next 25 years. Developing the LRTP is a collaborative effort between the public, local governments, and state and federal partners.
The Okaloosa-Walton LRTP includes a Needs Plan and a Cost Feasible Plan. The Needs Plan is a plan that identifies all transportation projects necessary to meet future demands. The Needs Plan is reviewed and prioritized and prioritized projects are only included in the Cost Feasible Plan based on anticipated funding. Currently, forecasted revenues will not fund all identified projects.
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Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization Cost Feasible Map
Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization Needs Plan Map