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.McLean County Metropolitan's Planning Area & Communities

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
  • Housing
  • Availability of public transportation
  • Location of key destinations such as employment centers, schools, parks, and hospitals

Current Transportation Plans

Federal Transportation Investment in the Bloomington-Normal Urbanized Area and McLean County, Illinois
Federal Transportation Investment in the Bloomington-Normal Urbanized Area and McLean County, Illinois

Federal Transportation Investment in the Bloomington-Normal Urbanized Area and McLean County, Illinois

October 2018
On an annual basis, we advise on projects which in the last fiscal year have benefited from the allocation and obligation of Federal transportation funding into our area, and report their status to the public through this report.
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Title VI Plan 2018
Title VI Plan 2018

Title VI Plan 2018

September 2018
This plan explains the steps that MCRPC takes to ensure that every person can participate in the planning work carried out by MCRPC.
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Transportation Improement Plan (TIP) FY 2019-2023
Transportation Improement Plan (TIP) FY 2019-2023

Transportation Improement Plan (TIP) FY 2019-2023

July 2018
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.
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BN Mobile - Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 2045
BN Mobile - Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 2045

BN Mobile - Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 2045

December 2017
Over the next five years, Bloomington, Normal and McLean County must establish a path towards keeping our transportation system functional, resilient and sustainable.
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City of Bloomington Bicycle Mater Plan
City of Bloomington Bicycle Mater Plan

City of Bloomington Bicycle Mater Plan

July 2017
In this new century, Bloomington and Normal look to expand upon that success not only with added trail but by creating networks of bicycle transportation on and alongside streets.
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City of Bloomington Brick Streets Master Plan
City of Bloomington Brick Streets Master Plan

City of Bloomington Brick Streets Master Plan

November 2017
The overall goal of the City of Bloomington Brick Streets Master Plan is to preserve all remaining brick streets within the City.
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A Master Plan For Sidewalks
A Master Plan For Sidewalks

A Master Plan For Sidewalks

October 2015
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.”
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Freight Study for Bloomington-Normal Metropolitan and McLean County Region
Freight Study for Bloomington-Normal Metropolitan and McLean County Region

Freight Study for Bloomington-Normal Metropolitan and McLean County Region

February 2018
In conjunction with the 2017 update of the Long Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, MCRPC initiated a study of freight traffic and volume in the Bloomington-Normal urban area and McLean County.
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Main Street: A Call for Investment
Main Street: A Call for Investment

Main Street: A Call for Investment

November 2007
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.
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