Keep the region moving

VISION 2050 and Transportation

VISION 2050 provides a framework for long-range transportation planning in the region. A safe and efficient transportation system is essential to the region’s quality of life and serves as a backbone of the economy. As the region continues to grow and the travel needs of people change over time, improving mobility will be a challenging task.

People want convenient access to the jobs, amenities, schools, and open spaces that make the region a great place to live. Businesses rely on dependable access to markets, the workforce, and supply chains. VISION 2050 and the Regional Transportation Plan include a comprehensive regional transportation system that supports all modes of travel.

By 2050, more than 2 million people will be connected by the high-capacity transit system, and transit ridership is expected to more than double. The region’s light rail, commuter rail, fast ferry, and bus rapid transit lines will expand into one of the country’s largest high-capacity transit networks, with an emphasis on connecting centers.  The region must identify the next generation of transportation improvements to further support mobility for people and goods through 2050, and consider transformative technologies that will impact transportation patterns and choices.

The Transportation Technology Background Paper and the Freight Background Paper have more information on transportation and how it relates to VISION.

PSRC is accepting comments on the draft VISION 2050 plan through September 16th. Learn more in the online open house!