This year, the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Plan Organization (MPO) has been working on the development of Go Sioux Falls, the MPO’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan. Go Sioux Falls will establish goals and priorities that will guide how future transportation investments are made to help shape the region’s transportation network through the year 2040. It considers all modes of transportation to help set priorities for the future including driving, walking, bicycling, transit, rail, and air. The Long-Range Transportation Plan is being updated to meet new federal requirements, address changes in the transportation system, and consider current goals and objectives. The first draft of Go Sioux Falls is currently available on the project website www.gosiouxfalls.org and the final draft will be available in early November.
Public involvement efforts to aid in the development of Go Sioux Falls began last year with a market research study, including a statistically valid survey of the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The Market Research Study is available on the MPO’s website www.siouxfallsmpo.org. Public involvement efforts continued this year with public meetings, stakeholder meetings, an online interactive survey, a survey of underserved populations, public hearings and a project website. The final draft is planned to be presented to the MPO for approval at its meetings on November 18th and 19th. Please visit the project website www.gosiouxfalls.org for additional information and to stay updated on the progress of the final phase of plan development.