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Transportation Planning


  • The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) has prepared a draft update of the Public Participation Plan, dated March 9, 2017.  The Plan provides strategies to promote public engagement in the development of all transportation planning documents for the Springfield Metropolitan Planning Area, including but not limited to the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program.  The general planning area includes and extends from Sherman south to Chatham and from Curran east to Rochester/Riverton. The public is invited to submit comments on this plan through Tuesday, April 25, 2017.   The draft Public Participation Plan can be reviewed at the following locations:
    Chatham Public Library - 600 East Spruce Street
    Lincoln Library-Sangamon Valley Collection - 326 South 7th Street
    Springfield Mass Transit District - 928 South 9th Street
    Springfield Urban League - 100 North 11th Street
    Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission- 200 South 9th Street or online    
    Comments should be submitted to: 
    Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission 
    200 S. 9th St. Room 212 
    Springfield, IL 62701 or
  • It's easier than ever to get around Springfield. SMTD is now on Google Transit. Google Transit allows you to use your computer, smartphone, or tablet to find the easiest way to take the bus anywhere you want to go in Springfield. You can use google transit on your computer by going to Google Maps. Just enter you location and destination, ask for directions, and choose the "bus" symbol to find the locations of your nearest stop and directions on which route to take to your destination. More info about Google Transit and other items can be found on the SMTD YouTube page.


The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS)

The SATS Technical and Policy Committees hold regularly scheduled monthly meetings at the offices of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission.


The Planning Commission maintains an archive of SATS meeting minutes. These items will remain in the web archive for at least one year.

Technical Committee

Policy Committee


Other SATS Committees


Multi-Use Trails Jurisdictions Committee

The Multi-Use Trails Jurisdictions Committee is tasked to develop and implement strategies that will create a consistent experience throughout the trail network, and meets on the third Wednesday of every month.


SATS Communities Committee

The SATS Communities Committee was formed to formalize the relationship between the SATS Technical and Policy Committee members and the smaller communities within the SATS planning area.  The Committee meets quarterly, on the last Wednesday of the month.

  • Meeting schedule for the SATS Communities Committee
  • Agenda for the next SATS Communities Committee meeting (available one week in advance).


Active Transportation

Visit our active transportation page to get more information about biking, walking and running in the area or using the services provided by the Sangamon Mass Transit District.

Plans and Publications

Below you will find a number of other plans and publications produced by SATS and the Regional Planning Commission

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fiscal Years 2017-2020

Long Range Transportation Plan 2040

Documents pertaining to the impacts of High Speed Rail in the Springfield Area.

Other Websites

League of American Bicyclists -
Springfield Mass Transit District -
Google Maps -
National Safety Council -
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act - FHWA website


Please direct any transportation planning related questions or comments to Jason Sass.