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  • Grand Junction - Mesa County Transportation Planning Region 2030 Regional Transportation Plan

    Table of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................... i Exhibits ........................................................................................................................................................iii I - The Grand Junction - Mesa County Transportation Planning Region ..................................................... 1

    Introduction............................................................................................................................................... 1 The Regional Planning Commission......................................................................................................... 4

    II – Public Participation ................................................................................................................................ 5 III - Regional Vision, Goals & Strategies ..................................................................................................... 8

    2030 Vision for Transportation Services in the Grand Junction - Mesa County TPR.............................. 8 Goals ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Strategies................................................................................................................................................... 9

    IV - Transportation System Inventory ........................................................................................................ 10 Highway System ..................................................................................................................................... 10 Transit System ........................................................................................................................................ 31 Aviation System...................................................................................................................................... 36 Rail System ............................................................................................................................................. 38 Bicycle/Pedestrian................................................................................................................................... 41 Major Intermodal Facilities..................................................................................................................... 46 Intelligent Transportation System........................................................................................................... 46

    V - Socioeconomic & Environmental Profile ............................................................................................. 47 Population ............................................................................................................................................... 48 Employment............................................................................................................................................ 50 Environmental Justice ............................................................................................................................. 52 Major Employers .................................................................................................................................... 55 Agriculture .............................................................................................................................................. 55 Historic/Cultural Resources .................................................................................................................... 58 Natural Environment............................................................................................................................... 59 Air Quality .............................................................................................................................................. 61

    VI – Mobility Demand Analysis................................................................................................................. 67 Mobility Demand Process....................................................................................................................... 67

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  • Mesa County Transportation Planning Region 2030 Regional Transportation Plan

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    Freight ..................................................................................................................................................... 70 Transit Needs Assessment ...................................................................................................................... 73

    VII – Corridor Visions – Alternatives Analysis.......................................................................................... 75 Corridor Vision Process .......................................................................................................................... 75 Corridor Visions...................................................................................................................................... 79

    VIII - Preferred Transportation Plan......................................................................................................... 100 Corridor Preferred Plan......................................................................................................................... 100 Transit Preferred Plan ........................................................................................................................... 102 Aviation Preferred Plan......................................................................................................................... 102

    IX - Prioritization Process......................................................................................................................... 105 Corridor Prioritization Criteria.............................................................................................................. 105 Planning Level Resource Projections ................................................................................................... 106

    X - Fiscally Constrained Plan ................................................................................................................... 107 Highway Corridors................................................................................................................................ 107 Transit ................................................................................................................................................... 108 Aviation ................................................................................................................................................ 109 Summary ............................................................................................................................................... 109 Assessment of Impacts of Plan Implementation ................................................................................... 110

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  • Mesa County Transportation Planning Region 2030 Regional Transportation Plan

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    EXHIBITS Map1: Study Area ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Figure 1: Transportation Planning Process ................................................................................................... 3 Table 1: Transportation Planning Committee Members ............................................................................... 4 Table 2: Transit Advisory Committee Members .......................................................................................... 7 Map 2: Project Area .................................................................................................................................... 11 Map 3: National Highway System.............................................................................................................. 12 Map 4: Scenic Byways................................................................................................................................ 14 Map 5: Functional Classification ................................................................................................................ 15 Table 3: State Highway Functional Classification...................................................................................... 16 Table 4: Local Roads Functional Classification ......................................................................................... 17 Map 6: Average Annual Daily Traffic 2001............................................................................................... 18 Map 7: Volume to Capacity Ratio 2001 ..................................................................................................... 19 Map 8: Urban Area A.M. Peak Hour Level of Service (2000) ................................................................... 20 Map 9: Urban Area P.M. Peak Hour Level of Service (2000).................................................................... 20 Map 9: Urban Area P.M. Peak Hour Level of Service (2000).................................................................... 21 Figure 2: State Highway Surface Condition ......................................

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