The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) recently updated the region’s long-range transportation plan, the Futures 2040 MTP. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the long-range transportation plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA).
The Futures 2040 MTP is the update to the 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and includes projections and forecasts of what Albuquerque's metropolitan area will look like in 20+ years from now in terms of population, employment, housing, number of vehicles on roadways, and other considerations. The plan will evaluate how we should invest in our transportation system to maintain and improve mobility, safety, and economic growth by determining what roads need to be built or improved, where transit investments should be made, and how to best provide bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The plan supports coordinated transportation and land use planning to make the region as livable and sustainable as possible.
Futures 2040 MTP includes several important new elements: scenario planning, which will include climate change consideration and analysis, and a Long Range Transportation System Guide that will provide guidance on right-of-way widths, roadway access and multimodal and context-sensitive design.
On April 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Board approved the Futures 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area. The plan received a “conformity determination” from 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 on May 26, 2015. With this conformity approval determination, the plan has become the official long-range transportation plan for the region.
Agencies and the general public may now refer to the contents of the Futures 2040 MTP for planning purposes. Plan approval means the Future Albuquerque Area Bikeways and Streets (FAABS) document is now replaced by the Long Range Transportation Systems Guide.
Content & Chapters
Front Matter and Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Futures 2040 MTP
2. Demographics, Scenario Planning, and the Future of the Region
3. Regional Challenges, Needs, and Strategies13.36 MB
4. Plan Analysis and Evaluation
5. Plan Implementation
Appendix A — 2040 MTP Project List
Appendix B — Notes on Regional Projects of Special Interest
Appendix C — Scenario planning Modeling Methodology
Appendix D — Safety Analysis Methodology
Appendix E — REMI Transight Technical Document
Appendix F — GHG Emissions Reduction Strategies - Volpe Center
Appendix G — Potential Impacts of GHG Emissions Strategies - UNM
Appendix H — LRTS Guide6.99 MB
Appendix I — 2040 MTP Public Meetings and Presentations
Appendix J — MTP Questionnaire Summary Results
Appendix K — MTB Resolution - Revised Transit Mode Share Goals
Appendix L — Federal and State Funding Projections
Appendix M — Projected Local Funding
Appendix N — Maintenance and Operations Expenditures
Appendix O — Monitoring Report
Appendix P — Acronyms
The 2035 MTP included performance measures that allow progress toward meeting the plan's goals to be monitored. Findings from the first round of monitoring are included in the 2035 MTP Monitoring Report (2013). Findings from the second round of monitoring were reported in the 2040 MTP appendix. Monitoring the Progress of the 2035 MTP.
MTB APPROVES FUTURES 2040
The Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB) approved the Futures 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area.
Ways to stay informed on Futures 2040:
Sign-up for the MRMPO e-newsletter, Travel Times, to receive information on MTP-related news.
Join the conversation on our Facebook page (Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization/ 2040 MTP).
See the Futures 2040 survey results. (Infographic)