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McLean County Regional Planning Commission has a distinct planning role as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Bloomington-Normal urbanized area. The MPO role applies to transportation planning, how transportation and land use influence one another, and local and state cooperation to advance planning solutions for transportation concerns. The Long Range Metropolitan Transportation Program (LRTP) goals and objectives establish the foundation for this planning work.
We provide a forum for collaboration between governments, agencies, transportation providers, and the public regarding transportation issues and planning for future transportation needs. Each year MCRPC creates a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of all transportation projects scheduled over the next five years, as well as updates to other transportation-related plans and reports as needed.
Strictly speaking, MCRPC’s MPO responsibilities apply only to transportation projects funded (all or in part) with federal transportation program dollars. We go a step further, and include all local transportation projects in the Transportation Improvement Program as well. This approach provides a complete view of how local projects are funded, the amount invested by local, state and federal governments, and the total investment needed to support a structurally and fiscally sustainable transportation system.
Key Planning Factors
- Land use
- Development density
- Street layout and design
- Quality of public realm including availability of sidewalks, landscaping, street furniture, lighting, and public art
- Crime and safety
- Availability of public transportation
- Location of key destinations such as employment centers, schools, parks, and hospitals
Current Transportation Plans
Complete Streets Implementation Study
The McLean County Regional Planning Commission has been working with the cities of
Bloomington and Normal, Illinois, to create a livable, healthy, and equitable community.
Both cities have worked to provide residents and visitors with choices in transportation
mode by adopting various plans and policies. Both cities have adopted complete street
policies and the community has both comprehensive transit service through Connect Transit
as well as a community-wide trail system.
Title VI Plan 2018
This plan explains the steps that MCRPC takes to ensure that every person can participate in the planning work carried out by MCRPC.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2019-2023
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a five year record of road, bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects and transit capital and operations projects located within the 25-Year Planning Boundary of the Bloomington-Normal Urbanized Area.
DRAFT 2019 Connect Transit Short-Range Transit Plan
The Short-Range Transit Plan fills the gap between immediate decisions and prospective action that extend across decades. This report examines the current status of Connect Transit operations and administration, and focuses on recommendations for actions over the next three to five years.
A Master Plan For Sidewalks
At present, the condition of sidewalks throughout Bloomington falls short of crisis. In fact, about 70 percent of our pedestrian passageways rate as “good” or “excellent.”
Main Street: A Call for Investment
The Main Street Redevelopment Study addresses the space surrounding Main Street, also known as
Illinois-51, a residential and commercial corridor that runs from the town of Normal, IL south through
downtown Bloomington, IL.