When visiting a community for the first time, roads and infrastructure can make a big impression. Quality roads and well-planned infrastructure are the things that move commerce and make it easy for people to travel to work, home, and entertainment options. The Quad Cities is currently undergoing a Long Range Transportation Planning process, being led by the Bi-State Regional Commission. The Quad Cities Chamber's Regional Opportunities Council (ROC), a group of more than 100 business leaders who regularly meet to identify transformative opportunities for the region, gathered last week for a briefing on the Quad Cities Long Range Transportation Plan for 2045.
The Long Range Transportation Plan guides future infrastructure project development and identifies needs for coordination and cooperation related to the region's transportation network. Q2030, the Quad Cities Regional Action Plan, puts a framework in place to develop a more, cool, creative, connected and prosperous Quad Cities. In the Q2030 plan, [previously known as the Quad Cities Regional Vision], intra-regional mobility is identified as a critical element to enhancing the quality of life and competitiveness of the Quad Cities. Providing a host of viable intra-regional travel and commuting options for commercial and consumer modes is necessary to maximize the potential of the Quad Cities' workforce and best connect our communities and constituencies.