The transportation planning process begins with the regional metropolitan transportation plan (MTP). The plan includes the region’s transportation needs, traveler responses, and public sector cost constraints. The plan includes fiscally constrained highway and transit projects that are expected to be funded in the next 25 years. The plan also includes additional needs for the region that are beyond the financial constraints. Projects which increase capacity must be in the fiscally constrained portion of the MTP. The plan is updated at least once every three years.
Photo: Guilford Train Station, Guilford; Credit: S. Dudley
The South Central Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2019-2045 was adopted in April 2019. Previous iterations of the MTP (formerly titled Long Range Transportation Plan, or LRTP) are available on the Plans & Reports page.