Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

Connections 2040 MTP LogoThe Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is essentially a blueprint for identifying future transportation needs and how the region will target transportation investment over the next 20 years. More than a document, the MTP is a collaborative process for setting regional transportation goals and strategies that includes frequent and substantial participation from local agencies, the state DOT, tribal leaders, and the public.

MTP Basics:

  1. All metro areas with a population of 50,000 or more are required to develop a long-range transportation plan.
  2. Future transportation needs are informed by the development of growth projections and traffic forecasts.
  3. The MTP is updated every 5 years to refresh the underlying data and assumptions.
  4. MTP’s are multimodal and address walking, cycling, transit, freight and personal vehicle modes of transportation.
  5. The MTP is fiscally constrained; the projects listed in the MTP for funding cannot exceed expected revenues.

The current plan is the Connections 2040 MTP, which was adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB) on April 17, 2020.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Connections 2040 MTP!