Inyo County is located is eastern California approximately midway between the state's northern and southern borders. The purpose of the plan is to provide a transportation vision for the region, supported by goals, for 10- and 20-year planning horizons. This is accomplished by identifying transportation related needs and issues on a regional level, reaffirming the region's goals, objectives, and polices, developing a list of improvements to the transportation system that meet the identified needs and prioritizing these improvements so as to create a financially constrained plan.
The project is defined as a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which identifies improvements to enhance or augment regional transportation in Inyo County. The RTP does not directly provide for the implementation of transportation projects and/or facilities. Rather, it identifies necessary improvements in order to provide the best possible circulation/transportation system to meet the mobility and access needs of the entire county. The RTP is a programmatic document. Specific environmental impacts of proposed projects discussed in the RTP will be addressed and mitigated on an individual basis at the time of project review.