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Transportation 2040 represents the best attempts by citizens, governing bodies, planners and transportation experts to develop a vision for a healthy, safe, and efficient transportation system which will adequately serve Lawrence and Douglas County to the year 2040 and beyond.

Transportation 2040 PDF

Transportation 2040-Entire DocumentAmended August 15, 2013

Approval Resolution (Approved March 21, 2013)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Context & Issues

Chapter 2: Public Involvement

Chapter 3: Transportation Goals and Objective

Chapter 4: Land Use, Transportation Network & Socioeconomic Characteristics

Chapter 5: Bicycle and Pedestrian

Chapter 6: Public Transit

Chapter 7: Roadway SystemAmended August 15, 2013

Chapter 8: Intermodal, Freight, and Other Transportation

Chapter 9: Financial Plan -Amended August 15, 2013

Chapter 10: Impacts and Implementation

Appendix A- Public Participation Comments and Data

T2040 Open House Boards

Appendix B- Travel Model Development- Population/Land Use Projections

Appendix C- MTP Regulations

Appendix D- 30 day T-2040 draft Public Comments

Draft Plan Open House Boards

T2040 Large Version Maps

2017 MPO-KDOT-FHWA Roadway Functional Classification Map Lawrence-Douglas County (Amended July 2017)

T2040 Major Thoroughfares Map

T2040 Recommended Improvement Projects Map

T2040 Bicycle System Map

Planning Process

Public and stakeholder participation is the cornerstone of any regional transportation plan. Good public participation techniques allow planners to identify issues and understand aspects of the transportation system directly from its users. In other words, effective transportation planning must include the participation of those whose everyday lives are affected by how they are able to get to work, home, school, stores, and services.

Benefits include:

  • Fostering a sense of community and ownership
  • Identifying issues and concerns that matter most to the community
  • Fostering trust in our decision-makers
  • Promoting accountability
  • Encouraging cooperation and compromise
  • Preventing and/or mitigating future conflicts

What the public can expect:

  • Hold all public meetings at convenient and accessible times and locations
  • Make information available in electronically accessible formats to the maximum extent possible
  • Seek out and consider the needs of people who are traditionally underserved
  • Employ visualization techniques to illustrate regional transportation plans
  • Periodically review the effectiveness of the procedures and strategies to ensure a full and open participation process

For further details, please read the MPO Public Participation Plan.


We plan to have open house forums all around Douglas County that will provide people with an opportunity to “drop-in” and see the transportation ideas on our visual panels portraying key issues and to provide your preferences on future projects. There will be set times for group discussion where you can provide your insights on transportation issues and your ideas.

Transportation 2040 Open Houses Scheduled

T2040 Draft Plan – Open House

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Union Pacific Depot

402 N. 2nd Street

June 11, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Baldwin City Public Library Activity Room, 800 7th Street, Baldwin City, KS

June 28, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Eudora City Hall Council Chambers Room, 4 E. 7th St. Eudora, KS

June 21, 2012, 5:30-8:30p.m., Union Pacific Depot, Community Room, 402 North 2nd Street, Lawrence, KS
June 25, 2012, 4:00-8:00p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS
June 27, 2012, 11:00-1:00p.m., Lawrence City Commission Room, 6 East 6th Street, Lawrence, KS

June 20, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Lecompton Community Building, 327 Elmore St Lecompton, KS

T-2040 Open House at KU Tuesday, September 25, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union






Who’s Listening (T2040 Advisory Committee)

During the development of the T2040 Draft Plan the MPO created an advisory committee to provide input on the development of this important planning document and to offer suggestions from many different viewpoints. This group helped staff refine the draft and ensure that it did represent a balanced multimodal approach to transportation planning in the Lawrence-Douglas County Region. The advisory committee met seven times over a fifteen month period between October 2011 and January 2013 to assist the MPO staff with creating the T2040 document.

T-2040 Advisory Committee Roster

T-2040 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes January 31, 2013 – Agenda

January 31, 2013Agenda | Notes

January 3, 2013Agenda | Notes

December 12, 2012Agenda | Notes

October 3, 2012Agenda | Notes

May 10, 2012Agenda | Notes

November 1, 2011Agenda | Notes

October 4, 2011Agenda | Notes

The T2040 Advisory Committee has now had their last meeting and finished their work on the draft T2040 Plan. Now it is your turn to tell the MPO and MPO staff what you think about the T2040 Plan for Moving Ahead Together for better transportation throughout Douglas County. We are still listening and welcome your comments. The official public comment period for this draft plan will end on March 16th so please send us your comments soon.


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