Freese and Nichols assisted the City of Norman in the development of a comprehensive transportation plan (CTP) to address the multimodal transportation needs for long-term growth of the city. The plan is predicated on initial work developed by the city establishing long-range vision of needs. Five guiding principles were developed encompassing: a special place to live, mobility, maintenance and preservation of existing infrastructure, and fiscal stewardship and economic vitality.
Building on these principles, the Norman CTP includes:
the development of specific goals and objectives to achieve the plan
the assessment of existing and future transportation needs
specific modal plans
short and long-range transportation investment priorities
policies and programs to support development and management of transportation systems
a plan for implementation of the CTP recommendations
The development of the CTP was guided by four modal-based committees made up of community leaders, stakeholders and interested persons to collaboratively develop long-range concepts, transportation alternatives, and policies and programs to attain the goals and objectives of the CTP. The plan process was supported by a Public Involvement Program enabling public input through open houses, social media, community presentations, and public hearings through the Norman Citizen Vision Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.