Statewide Planning

Statewide Planning


The Statewide Planning team is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of performance-driven, long-range, multi-modal transportation plans. This team also maintains the Arkansas Statewide Travel Demand Model (ARTDM), which is used to forecast changes in traffic demand.

Statewide Planning Documents

Cover photo of the Statewide Long Range Intermodal Transportation Plan

Statewide Long Range Intermodal Transportation Plan (2017)

The Arkansas Long Range Intermodal Transportation Plan is a performance-based long-range plan. It is a comprehensive document that details goals, objectives, policies, investment strategies, and performance measures that will guide future transportation investments to move Arkansas forward. It examines all aspects of the state’s multimodal transportation system, including highways, bridges, public transportation, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, ports, waterways, and aviation.

Executive Summary
Full Document

State Freight Plan (2022)

The Arkansas State Freight Plan describes the State’s multimodal freight system (including highways, rail, air, waterways, and pipelines); reports freight system trends; identifies needs and issues; describes the policies, strategies and performance measures that will guide investment decisions; and documents a freight investment plan for high-priority freight projects.

Executive Summary
Full Document

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Cover Photo of Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan (2017)

The Arkansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan highlights the economic benefits of active transportation on the economy and quality of life; supports the development of local and statewide bicycle and pedestrian transportation networks; and emphasizes the Department’s Core Value of providing a safe transportation system.

Executive Summary
Full Document

Public Involvement Procedures (2022) 

This document describes the processes and methods used by the Department to ensure opportunities for public review of the Long-Range Intermodal Transportation Plan (LRITP) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). 

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Carbon Reduction Strategy (2023)

Developed in accordance with the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 175 (the Carbon Reduction Program), the Carbon Reduction Strategy documents projects and strategies that ARDOT and other transportation agencies in Arkansas can implement to support the reduction of transportation emissions, defined as carbon dioxide (CO2) from on-road highway sources.


ARDOT Metropolitan Planning (MPO)
ARDOT Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Aeronautics
Arkansas Waterways Commission