1. It supports community vision and goals by integrating land use and transportation;
2. It allows communities to consider all modes, not just road improvements, for the future transportation system;
3. It is more efficient for MPOs because it ties the CTP and federal Long Range Transportation Plan processes together; and
4. The CTP process provides a direct link to project development. Once a project is funded it must go through an extensive project development process, including an environmental review.