March 21, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission approved the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. For the next 25 years, it will serve as a guide on the region’s transportation projects, including highways, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The Arkansas Economic Development Institute estimates almost 1 million people will live in the region in the next 25 years. Such a dramatic growth poses transportation concerns for planners in the area, such as congestion, that will be addressed in the plan.
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