2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
- Goals & Objectives
- Transportation Modes
- Financial Analysis
- Performance Management
- Public Involvement
This plan is an update of the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the High Point urbanized area approved in 2015. Read on...
The High Point MPO is the designated MPO for the High Point urbanized area which includes the municipalities of High Point, Archdale, Denton, Jamestown, Lexington, Thomasville, Trinity, and Wallburg, as well as portions of Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford and Randolph Counties. Read on....
The following ten “planning factors” are goals for the federal long-range transportation planning process:
- Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency;
- Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;
- Increase the security of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;
- Increase accessibility and mobility of people and freight;
- Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns;
- Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight;
- Promote efficient system management and operation;
- Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system;
- Improve the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate stormwater impacts of surface transportation;
- Enhance travel and tourism.
The 2040 MTP discusses a wide variety of transportation elements and how those elements interact to provide a complete and comprehensive transportation system for the High Point MPO. Below are the eight transportation elements that are discussed within this chapter.
4.1 ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ELEMENT
This section contains information on the High Point MPO road and highway network. Projects included in this section are those which will be built between now and 2040. This portion of the plan is fiscally and financially constrained. There is also an illustrative section which includes projects that may fall just outside of the 2040 horizon year.
4.2 TRANSIT ELEMENT
This section contains information on the public transit activities of the High Point MPO. It includes information on the High Point Transit System (HPTS) and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). Also discussed in this section are transit systems in Davidson, Guilford, and Randolph Counties.
4.3 BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ELEMENT
This section contains information on pedestrian and bicycling facilities within the High Point MPO. Regional and local planning efforts are mentioned in this section. Bicycle lanes and greenways are also discussed.
4.4 AVIATION ELEMENT
This section contains information on aviation in the High Point MPO and the Triad region as a whole. The entire area is home to several airports with PTIA just to the north of the High Point MPO and a growing airport in Lexington, located in the middle of the High Point MPO.
4.5 RAIL ELEMENT
This section contains information on passenger rail service in the High Point MPO. We have several rail line that traverse the MPO with a stop located in High Point. Lexington has plans in place to build a passenger rail depot in the future.
4.6 FREIGHT ELEMENT
This section contains information on freight transportation in the High Point MPO and the entire Triad region. There are discussions on both truck and rail freight in this section.
4.7 ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION ELEMENT
This section contains information environmental impacts. Roads, highways and bridges can have a wide variety of environmental impacts. The best way to avoid these impacts is to first identify and understand what environmental resources and issues exist in a proposed project area. This information can then be incorporated into the planning and design phases to minimize or all together avoid foreseeable negative impacts.
4.8 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ELEMENT
This section contains information on how projects in the High Point MPO impact minority and low-income populations.
Title 23 of the United States Code and 23 CFR Part 450.322(d) (10) require that Metropolitan Planning Organizations have a financial plan leading to implementation of the transportation plan. The intent of this requirement is to keep local governments from producing "wish list" transportation plans that cannot be implemented.
The financial plan has three sections: a summary, a discussion of revenue projection, a discussion of cost estimates, and a discussion of funding sources. Read on...
FHWA defines Transportation Performance Management (TPM) as a strategic approach that uses system information to make investment and policy decisions to achieve national performance goals. TPM outcomes are grouped into six elements to more effectively communicate the efforts under way to implement the statutory requirements. They are National Goals, Measures, Targets, Plans, Reports, and Accountability and Transparency. Read on...
Public involvement for the 2045 MTP began on May 14, 2020 with a notice to inform the public that the MTP was being updated and to request that the public review the previous document and submit comments to help guide the development of the 2045 plan.
Once the DRAFT 2045 MTP was complete, staff offered a public review and comment period for the document from June 15, 2020 until July 31, 2020. A public advertisement was placed in all local papers and ran on the government channel of local cable access television. Notices were also dispersed on social media and email to subscribers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on public gatherings limited the ability to hold in-person meetings that were commonly held at libraries, community centers, and other public locations. However, staff provided an information table in the lobby of the High Point City Hall Municipal Building (211 S. Hamilton St, High Point) and were present from 8am to 4pm on Monday, July 13, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020 for the public to drop-in, ask questions, and leave comments.
To conclude the planning process, a final public hearing for the 2045 MTP was held at the regularly scheduled TAC meeting on August 25, 2020.