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.