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.