Transportation services provided by the LRPC are primarily funded through contracts with the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT). DOT funding is derived from federal and state sources.
LRPC's Transportation Program has four main components:
- Data Collection/Analysis
- Policy and Plan Development
- Plan Implementation
- Local Assistance
- Public Transportation
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1. Data Collection/Analysis
- Approved traffic counts are available at the NH DOT site: (http://www.nh.gov/dot/org/operations/traffic/documents.htm)
- LRPC performs from 150-200 traffic counts a year, using a schedule developed by the DOT. By request, LRPC can do additional counts and update a road inventory for a member. Please contact us for details. LRPC is also available to conduct turning movement counts and speed counts on paved roads.
- Purpose and description - In cooperation with the NH DOT the LRPC conducts a comprehensive road inventory in our communities. The purpose of the inventory is to document physical road characteristics and road lengths. The characteristics collected include items such as road surface type, pavement width, road classification, shoulder and lane width, etc. Additionally, the location of each road is plotted using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The GPS data is forwarded to NH DOT where an updated community road map will be created.
- 2008 Road Inventory schedule - Barnstead, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro
- Land use and transportation are closely related; a change in one aspect could influence the other. LRPC has conducted transportation studies in order to understand the current land use/transportation relationship along vital stretches of the Lakes Region highways. These efforts help support decision making by providing a detailed understanding of how land use effects transportation and vise versa, now and in the future.
2. Policy and Plan Development
Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Special Planning and Research Projects
- 2012 Bicycling and Walking Plan
- 2012 Bicycling and Walking Plan (Conceptual Design Supplement)
- Presentation - 2012 Lakes Region Bicycling and Walking Plan. This presentation offers an overview of the recently approved Lakes Region Biking and Walking Plan. The plan promotes the vision of a purposefully connected regional network of trails, sidewalks road shoulders, and markings promoting safe and enjoyable bicycle and pedestrian mobility.
- 2008 Regional Transportation Plan
- Corridor studies
- Public transportation
3. Plan Implementation
- 2015 Lakes Region TIP
- 2013 Lakes Region TIP
- 2013 TIP Projects Map
- NH Ten Year Plan (TYP)
- TYP Comparison 2013-2022 & 2015-2024
- Transportation Chapter of 2015 - 2020 Regional Plan
- 2011 Lakes Region TIP
- Citizens Guide to NH's Transportation System
4. Local Assistance
Transportation Study Support
- Past Projects:
- - NH Route 16 Corridor Safety Assessment (2015)
- NH Route 140 Corridor Study (2013)
- NH Route 28 Corridor Study (2009)
- NH Route 25 Corridor Study, Center Harbor and Moultonborough
- NH Route 104 Access Management Study, New Hampton and Meredith
- US Route 3 Corridor Study, Franklin and Boscawen
Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS) Public Transportation
- Mid-State RCC: http://www.midstatercc.org
- Carroll County RCC: http://www.carrollcountyrcc.com
- Carroll County RCC: Community Transportation Services Directory
5. Public Transportation
Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan 2010 (Region 3)
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