The Year 2040: It sounds so far away. Why even think about it? But, when the goal is making sure our transportation system meets our future needs, the time to start planning is now.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has begun a comprehensive and collaborative process to develop a 2040 Statewide Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan (SLRP). The plan will provide a vision for how New Mexico’s transportation system can support the well-being of our residents and visitors now and in the future.
This website includes a summary of the project, a blog with current information about the plan, and locations and times of public meetings. You can also visit the New Mexico Department of Transportation Planning website for more information.
About the Plan
The plan will be developed over the next 18 months and will answer four basic questions:
- Where are we now? What is the existing condition of the transportation system? This phase was completed in Spring 2014.
- Where do we want to go? What is the vision for the future of the system? This phase was completed in Summer 2014.
- How are we going to get there? What investments will help us achieve the vision? This phase was completed in Winter 2014/2015
- What will it take? What resources – staff and financial – are required? This phase is in progress now and will lead to a draft plan in Spring 2015.
We value your input. The 2040 Plan is being developed from the ground up, working with the State’s residents and businesses to better understand the transportation issues and challenges in New Mexico. A number of approaches are being used to gather input, including:
- Statewide working groups comprised of experts in particular areas like safety, public health, freight movement, visitors/tourism, and others. We have held three rounds of meetings with these groups over the last 14 months
- Regional groups comprised of members from local and regional communities. Three meetings have been held with these group and planners from each of the states seven regional transportation planning organizations have conducted public meetings at events throughout New Mexico to gather public feedback.
- Website and social media
- Bilingual statewide survey.
- Public meetings and information stations at public events. These have been conducted throughout New Mexico during the last round of public involvement. Additional meetings will be held as the draft State and Regional transportation plans are released.
While our view is set at the horizon – where we’ll be in 2040 – we know that the reality of transportation for you is how you are affected today. Please join us as we begin to examine the existing and future needs of transportation in New Mexico.
Please use the form below to contact us with any questions or feedback.