Final action was taken on April 17th and the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB) approved both the Futures 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the 2016-2021 Transportation Improvement Program for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area. The Futures 2040 plan now awaits a “conformity determination” from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board to certify that the costs of the projects contained within the plan do not exceed future revenues and that the region will meet necessary air quality standards.
Futures 2040 is the long-range transportation plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area. It identifies challenges, strategies, and transportation projects to improve mobility, quality of life and economic development throughout the region through the year 2040. The plan covers the entire Metropolitan Planning Area, which includes all of Valencia County, Bernalillo County, and southern Sandoval County.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the short-range list of major transportation projects to be funded with federal, state and local funding through the year 2021.
The Mid-Region Council of Governments is a planning agency that serves the four in Central New Mexico:
Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, and Sandoval. MRCOG provides planning services to its member governments in the areas of transportation, agriculture, workforce development, employment growth, land-use, water,
and economic development.