Area continues to invest in road improvements

Springfield is keeping up its roadway network and airport, but sidewalk and transit options remain a challenge, despite public-private partnerships.

Over the years, Springfield’s public, private and non-profit organizations have worked together to build a better transportation network. These partnerships have expanded not only the roads, but the bicycle, sidewalk and trail network, airport services and the support of public transit.

However, challenges are mounting in terms of meeting the diverse needs of a population that might not have access to a private automobile. In northwest Springfield, the costs of auto ownership exceed 30 percent of household annual income.



Collaborative projects
Transportation tax approved
Increased airport traffic
Growing bicycle and pedestrian network
Increased transit amenities

Transportation funding
Lack of sidewalks
Increasing congestion
Transit challenges
Increasing crashes

The following indicators have been identified as instrumental to the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons listed in this section of the 2017 Community Focus Report. Click on an indicator to learn more about the topic.

Use of Public Transportation


Motor Vehicle Crash Mortality


Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash Mortality

Walking or Biking to Work

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