The Transportation System Planning process includes a number of steps:
- Setting Goals & Objectives: This step asks the community to identify its needs and how the transportation system might help solve existing problems and shape the way the County looks and works in the future.
- Evaluating Existing and Future Transportation Conditions: Ensure the existing conditions and deficiencies of the Benton County transportation system are accurately documented. Identify and analyze the conditions that will impact Benton County’s transportation system in 2040, such as growth and changing demand.
- Developing Transportation Solutions: Identify evaluation criteria to measure whether projects are appropriate to include in the TSP. Develop and evaluate solutions and projects for the identified needs of the transportation system through 2040. The Evaluation Criteria will be used to determine the ‘best fit’ transportation system to satisfy the Goals and Objectives of the TSP.
- Developing a Draft TSP: The solutions and projects that best meet the project goals, objectives and evaluation criteria will be incorporated into a Draft TSP. This Draft TSP will be presented to County officials, and the project team will work with all parties toward a successful adoption.