Connected 2050

Connected 2050, the long-range transportation plan (LRTP) for the St. Louis region, establishes a project- and policy-based framework that will be implemented through a variety of short range transportation plans and programs. The policies established by the plan will guide EWG as it prioritizes funding for all modes of transportation— including roads, public transportation, freight, bicycle, pedestrian, and paratransit in the region over the next 26 years.

The current edition of the Long-Range Transportation Plan and the associated State of the System and the Air Quality Conformity Determination were adopted by EWG’s Board of Directors on June 28, 2023.

What is included in Connected 2050

      • Connected 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan
        • Regional Context: Provides a historical overview of transportation and other policies and their impacts on the St. Louis region and identifies a vision of how transportation can help to ensure that all people have access to opportunities.
        • Plan Development: Summarizes key community engagement efforts to develop the policy framework and identify key projects for Connected 2050 Draft.
        • Guiding Principles: Introduces the guiding principles and summarizes EWG’s efforts to implement a performance-driven, outcome-based planning and programming process in line with federal requirements.
        • System Performance: Highlights key regional performance measures to track long-term progress and contains the system performance report.
        • Investment Plan: Includes Connected 2050’s transportation investment plan outlining the project evaluation criteria, financial capacity, project list, and air quality conformity determination.
      • State of the System: The data and analysis behind the development of Connected 2050.
      • Air Quality Conformity Analysis: To ensure the projects included in Connected 2050 will not adversely affect the air quality, a conformity analysis has been completed.
      • Audio Book
      • All Documents


On May 11, 2023 and May 16, 2023 East-West Gateway conducted two informational webinars to share the contents of the plan and gather feedback during the public comment period. Replay the webinar to learn about the plan’s content.


Transportation Equity Assessment

As part of the Connected 2050 planning process, a Transportation Equity Assessment was completed. This assessment examines how past investments and policy decisions created disparities in transportation outcomes today and proposes recommendations for making sure future dollars create the most benefit for everyone in our region. Click the button below for more information.

Performance Dashboard

Measuring and tracking the performance of the region’s transportation system is a fundamental component of the long-range transportation plan (LRTP) and the performance-based planning process. Performance measurement allows planners to assess the current state of the system to develop recommendations for improvements, evaluate the effectiveness of recently implemented improvements, and forecast the effectiveness of planned improvements.


Code of Federal Regulations 23 CFR 450.32
Check out the federal requirements for EWG to prepare a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) also known as a LRTP.

Guiding Principles
Learn how we updated the region’s Guiding Principles as part of the Connected 2050 process.

Transportation Equity Assessment
Learn more about transportation equity in the region through an assessment of past investments and current conditions.


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