Long Range Transportation Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Long Range Transportation Plan?

A Long Range Transportation Plan is a strategy of capital improvement programming developed to guide the investment of public funds in transportation facilities. The LRTP provides the blueprint from which the Capitol Improvement Plan (CIP) is developed. The CIP identifies the highway, transit, bikeway and pedestrian projects scheduled to be constructed over a five-year time frame.

What are the transportation goals and objectives?

The Citrus County Long Range Transportation Plan goals are to provide safe, efficient, cost effective and balanced transportation systems that promote mobility, access and choice with minimum adverse impacts and optimal investment of available resources in the transportation systems.

The objectives are:

  • Preserve and optimize the existing transportation system
  • Further desired future development along and around the corridor consistent with desired future land use
  • Promote the economic competitiveness of the County
  • Minimize environmental impacts and optimize preservation
  • Reduce the reliance on the automobile and enhancing the use of other modes of travel
  • Support the travel of the traditionally underserved, elderly, and student populations
  • Addressing environmental justice requirements
  • Support and enhancing goods and freight movement
  • Support linkages and connections to inter-modal facilities
  • Serve national, state, and regional transportation functions

Who is involved?

The following agencies are involved in the development of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan:

  • Citrus County
  • City of Inverness
  • City of Crystal River
  • Florida Department of Transportation District 7
  • Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)
  • Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC)
  • Florida Turnpike Enterprise
  • The following consultant is also involved: Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc.

What if a road is not included in the LRTP?

Roads that are not included in the LRTP will be ineligible for federal and state funding under the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) according to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). Federal and state funds are used for a variety of improvements and enhancement projects including corridor planning, highway beautification, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, etc.


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