- Planning Documents
- Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
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Formerly known as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the MTP is the official multi-modal transportation plan resulting from regional or statewide collaboration and consensus on a region’s or state’s transportation system, and serving as the defining vision for the region’s or state’s transportation systems and services. The plan addresses a 25-year planning horizon that is developed, adopted, and updated by the MPO through the metropolitan transportation planning process.
Key Facts About the MTP
- Major projects must be identified in the MTP along with their expected timing (by network year) and cost before receiving funding or being implemented under NCDOT’s Transportation Improvement Program.
- Community priorities and public input are important considerations.
- Technical analysis of future travel demand, transportation investment needs, environmental constraints, and future revenue estimates are all required components.
- The MTP makes recommendations about future study needs, MPO plans, and policies.
- Transportation-air quality conformity requirements must be met before the MTP can be adopted.
- The MPO must update the MTP every five years.
What It Includes
- Chapters detailing roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, freight, and environmental elements.
- Maps and lists of recommended future roadway, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects by network year.
- Demonstration of conformity to air quality requirements.
- Demonstration that recommends projects fit within reasonably expected future revenues.
- Summaries of public input, MPO responses, and discussion.
- Maps, tables, and figures summarizing technical analysis.
- Review of known environmental constraints and demonstration of effort to minimize impacts.
- Review of known impacts on and travel benefits to low income and minority populations.
- Lists of recommended future studies, policies, programs, and other implementation steps.