Through the Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS), the SSCRPC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation planning in the region.
Looking for the latest SATS related transportation news in Springfield and Sangamon County?
Looking for information about the Springfield Area Transportation Study?
Looking for the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan?
Looking for the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program?
Looking for the SATS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan or additional information about active transportation?
Looking for other transportation plans or publications produced by SATS and the SSCRPC?
Looking for information about another topic not listed above?
Check here for news items regarding transportation in the SATS area, SATS member agency meetings, open houses and other news.
Check out the League of Illinois Bicyclists video about sharing the road:
Curb Your Car Week took place from May 19th to May 24th and commuters all across Sangamon County left their cars at home and used active transportation to get to work. Find out who won the team competition here. A complete list of the individual prize drawing winners is also available.
Work has begun on the SATS 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan update. Visit the project page for more details.
Flashing yellow arrow signals have been added to intersections throughout the state by IDOT.
This short video explains how drivers should proceed at flashing yellow arrow intersections.
The 2013 Annual Parking Survey is now available. The SSCRPC conducts an annual parking survey of the Springfield central area. A map of the entire survey area which includes the collected data is also available for download.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has released the first statewide bicycle plan in Illinois history. Download the document and get more information at IllinoisBikePlan.com.
The SATS Technical and Policy Committees hold regularly scheduled monthly meetings at the offices of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC). An agenda which includes links to all related meeting documents for the next regularly scheduled meeting can be found here at least one week in advance.
MINUTES The Planning Commission maintains an archive of SATS meeting minutes. These items will remain in the web archive for at least one year. From the lists below, select the historical document you would like to view:
SATS PROJECT GALLERY
Here you can view some pictures of the most recently completed SATS member agency projects. Click on a picture in the slideshow to visit the album page and see a map of the project locations.
2035 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) approved the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) on March 11, 2010. The SATS Long Range Transportation Plan is updated every five years and takes a long-term look at
transportation needs in the area by identifying projects that could alleviate current congestion, access, environment, operations, security, and safety problems and that will provide an adequate network taking
into account future development. This plan includes transit, highway, rail, air, bicycle, pedestrian, and
enhancement projects. Interconnectivity is important and through the SATS long range planning process
the participating jurisdictions can work together towards a coordinated travel network.
In creating the Long Range Transportation Plan the SATS members hope to create a vision of an efficient,
interconnected, multi-modal transportation network that will serve our growing communities and then,
based on estimates of funding that will be received over the next 25 years, identify projects that could
reasonably be expected to be implemented during that time frame.
Review the progress reports regarding the current status of LRTP goals and objectives below:
FISCAL YEARS 2014-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) approved the Fiscal Years 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on October 17, 2013. The TIP is a four-year multi-modal program of staged transportation improvements. It consists of an Annual Element for the first fiscal year, which includes projects with verified funding sources, and project listings for the following three fiscal years, which include projects that have a reasonable expectation of being funded. Projects must be included in the TIP in order to qualify for federal funding. Transportation modes to be included in the TIP are street & highway, mass transit (mainline and paratransit), and bicycle/pedestrian.
The TIP can be downloaded by clicking here. Updates will be posted as they are approved:
The Planning Commission also maintains an archive of past Transportation Improvement Programs. Select the TIP you would like to review from the list below:
An application for review must be submitted by the lead agency for each project under consideration for ST-U funding. Road projects, transit projects, and transportation enhancement projects may be eligible for consideration if they are consistent with the SATS Long Range Transportation Plan and any other adopted transportation plans.
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN WAY PLAN
The SATS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was adopted on August 9th, 2012. The vision of the Plan is to develop a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the Springfield Metropolitan Planning
Area that is safe, connected, and efficient; that addresses the needs of people who are dependent
on and those who choose these modes of travel; that enhances the livability of our communities
by encouraging people to bike and walk; and that promotes the economic vitality of the area.
SSCRPC publishes transportation-related web maps for use with smart devices and on your desktop. In addition to navigating to the maps on your desktop computer or web browser on your mobile device, the maps are also accessible with the ArcGIS App for smartphones and tablets. The ESRI App compatible map is found here. Instructions for using the map can be found in the map details.
This web application is an implementation activity of the SATS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. It allows users to interactively upload pictures and locations of drainage grates that would be potentially hazardous to cyclists using Springfield, Sherman, Rochester, Jerome, Chatham and County streets.
Drainage grates with long, thin openings running parallel to the road can catch bicycle tires, so identifying and mitigating these hazards presents an easy way for the community to improve on-street safety for cyclists.
Click on "Details" for instructions on how to use the application.
Visit our active transporatation page to get more information about biking, walking and running in
the area or using the services provided by the Springfield Mass Transit District.
OTHER PLANS AND PUBLICATIONS
Below you will find a number of other plans and publications produced by SATS and the Regional Planning Commission:
Annual Parking Survey - The SSCRPC conducts an annual parking survey of the Springfield central area. A map of the entire survey area which includes the collected data is available for download.
Human Services Transportation Plan - The HSTP identifies service needs and gaps from a regional perspective and recommends strategies to encourage the most effective use of available transportation services for the area.
Program Year 2014 UPWP - The Program Year 2014 UPWP was approved by SATS on March 14th, 2013 and will be effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. It details the transportation planning and support activities within the planning area for that period.
Public Participation Plan - SATS approved the current PPP on May 9, 2013. The PPP describes various objectives, strategies, and tools to engage the public and to encourage participation in the development of various transportation projects and plans.