Due to the ongoing nature of VISION 2050, amendments may be made to the plan from time to time. On December 5th, the Regional Planning Commission adopted an amendment to VISION 2050 incorporating land use changes and transportation improvements related to the planned Foxconn manufacturing campus. As part of the plan amendment, staff also updated a financial analysis of the transportation system recommended in VISION 2050. Information on the adopted amendment is included on this page.
Staff are also preparing a series of ongoing amendments to establish transportation system performance targets. This target-setting process will serve to implement the Federal national performance management framework. Amendments to include the performance management process in VISION 2050 will be posted on this page as they become available.
FOXCONN-RELATED AMENDMENT ADOPTED
VISION 2050 was adopted by SEWRPC in July 2016, prior to any knowledge of the Foxconn development that is being constructed in the Village of Mount Pleasant. Given the size and significance of this development, it was necessary to amend the plan to incorporate land use changes to accommodate additional residents and jobs related to Foxconn, and transportation improvements to serve the Foxconn manufacturing campus area. As part of the plan amendment, based on intervening changes in State funding for transportation projects, staff also revisited the analysis of existing and reasonably expected costs and revenues associated with the recommended transportation system.
The report documenting the adopted amendment can be found here and a summary of the adopted amendment can be found here. Interactive maps showing amended revisions to land use, public transit services, the bicycle network, and the highway network can be found on the Maps page.
SEWRPC held six public meetings across the Region to gather community input on the proposed amendment. The purpose of these meetings was to help residents better understand how the development of the Foxconn manufacturing campus impacts the original recommendations put forth in VISION 2050. They also allowed the opportunity for residents to voice their opinions and submit comments in person regarding the suggested changes to VISION 2050.
Comments were obtained on the adopted plan amendment from August 28 through September 30, 2018, and on draft equity analyses of the amended plan from October 26 through November 26, 2018. Commission staff considered all comments received and provided all comments to the Advisory Committees guiding VISION 2050 and to the Commission as part of their consideration of the adopted amendment.
FEDERAL PERFORMANCE MEASURES AMENDMENTS
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), enacted in 2012, created a national performance management framework that established uniform performance measures and target setting to, in part, create a consistent nationwide process for monitoring the effectiveness of Federal transportation investments. SEWRPC will be amending the plan as guidance becomes available for each set of measures.
The first such amendment to VISION 2050 established performance targets related to five highway safety measures. More information on the highway safety amendment is available here.
TRANSIT AND HIGHWAY
SEWRPC is currently proposing an amendment to VISION 2050 establishing targets for transit asset management, pavement and bridge condition, highway and freight reliability, and congestion mitigation and air quality improvement performance measures. More information on the proposed amendment is available here.
Note: This amendment does NOT propose any changes to the recommendations included in VISION 2050. It only incorporates targets to address new Federal performance management requirements.
Comments were obtained on the draft amendment from April 10 through May 9, 2019. Staff will consider all comments received on the draft amendment and will provide all comments to the Advisory Committees guiding VISION 2050 and to the Commission as part of their consideration of the proposed amendment.