Transportation Planning

     Director:  Ken Young
     Division Manager:  Patsy Horton
     Main Office:
         300 Sixth Street
         Rapid City, SD  57701
     Telephone:  605-394-4120
     Fax :  605-394-6636

     Email Us

Public Meetings and Events

pdf Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Open House (1.17 MB)

The City of Rapid City is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and oversees transportation planning for the Rapid City Area MPO. The planning area encompasses a little more than 413 square miles and extends from Elk Creek in Meade County south to Spring Creek in Pennington County and from Hisega west of Rapid City to Caputa east of Rapid City. Transportation planning has played an important role in the overall growth of the metropolitan area, through the development of roads and highways for the safe and efficient movement of all modes of transportation. This includes vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, transit, truck routes and the railroad. A map of the MPO boundary is below. 

Transportation planning in this area includes the involvement of the City of Rapid City, the City of Box Elder, the City of Summerset, the City of Piedmont, Pennington County, Meade County, the Rapid City Area School District #51-4, the Meade County School District, Ellsworth Air Force Base, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Association (FTA). This process results in the development of products and plans that assist in the overall development of the transportation planning process.

The MPO prepares a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) each year that identifies the transportation planning work tasks and the anticipated product or outcome from those tasks. The UPWP also identifies the funding, staffing and proposed project schedule.

The MPO also prepares an annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) used to identify the funding mechanism for transportation projects using federal dollars within the Rapid City Area MPO. The local jurisdictions working through the Rapid City Area MPO's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) determine how the area's transportation system is developed and expanded.

Staff Support
The Long Range Planning Division provides staff support to the MPO as well as three advisory committees that support MPO activities, including the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Technical Coordinating Committee and the Executive Policy Committee. 

pdf Major Street Plan (143 KB)

Request for Proposals

Recent Reports 
  1. pdf East Rapid City Traffic and Corridor Analysis Study Final Report (5.82 MB)
  2. pdf Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan Final Report (2.25 MB)
  3. pdf 2016 - 2018 Socio economic Report (758 KB)
  4. pdf (530 KB) pdf 2018 Traffic Volume Counts Report (530 KB)
  5. pdf Rapid City Year End 2018 Population Estimate (324 KB)
  6. pdf 2018 Annual Report (491 KB)
  7. pdf 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Final (620 KB)
  8. pdf 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program - Final Report (4.56 MB)
  9. pdf 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program Map (763 KB)
  10. pdf Rapid City Year End 2017 Population Estimate (370 KB)
  11. pdf 2017 Traffic Count Book (374 KB)
  12. pdf 2018 Unified Planning Work Program - Final  (622 KB)
  13. pdf 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program - Final  (7.06 MB)
  14. pdf Participation Plan Update - Final (953 KB)
  15. pdf Operations Plan - Final (1.34 MB)
  16. pdf 2017 Unified Planning Work Program - Final (1.82 MB)
  17. pdf 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program - Final (4.47 MB)
  18. pdf 2014-2016 Socio-economic Report  (189 KB)
Special Planning Studies
  1. pdf The Rapid City Area MPO Transit Feasibility Study Final Report (4.85 MB)
  2. pdf Executive Summary (1.54 MB) pdf    (16.81 MB)
    1. pdf Appendix A- Public Meetings (23.95 MB) pdf    (16.81 MB)
    2. pdf Appendices B-F (3.75 MB) pdf    (16.81 MB)
    3. pdf Appendix G- Alternatives Evaluation (10.53 MB)
  3. pdf 18TP006 - I 90 Exit 61 to 67 Corridor Study Final Report (17.92 MB)
  4. pdf (5.43 MB) pdf (5.43 MB)
  5. pdf 2013-2017 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services  Transportation Plan (8.14 MB)
  6. pdf RapidTRIP 2035 - Long Range Transportation Plan (7.10 MB)
  7. pdf RapidTRIP 2035 - Long Range Transportation Plan Map (3.33 MB)  
  8. pdf RapidTRIP 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (20.92 MB)  
  9. pdf RapidTRIP 2040 Appendices  (34.32 MB)





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