The Connections Plan sets regional policy and agenda. It reviews long-term and recent development trends and considers future land use scenarios, along with extensive public input, as the basis for creating a regional vision to guide future development in the nine-county DVRPC region. The Plan is organized around four key Plan principles: Create Livable Communities; Manage Growth and Protect Resources; Build an Energy-Efficient Economy; and Establish a Modern, Multimodal Transportation System. The Plan includes a 26-year needs assessment for maintaining existing transportation infrastructure with limited new capacity expansion. Reasonably expected available revenue is used to constrain the identified need in the financial plan, including a list of major regional projects. To fully achieve the vision beyond the constrained Plan, the region needs to consider alternatives, such as local funding options or public-private partnerships.