The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is a federally-required
planning document outlining the transportation improvements and policies
to be implemented in the TPO study area. The MTP must include plans for
at least the next twenty years, but it also must be updated at least
every four years.
The MTP represents a long-term vision of the Richmond Region's
transportation systems. The plan represents the culmination of the
transportation planning processes of each locality and considers all
modes of transportation, including highways, roads, bus, rail, bicycle,
pedestrian and air.
There are many components to the MTP, most of which are required by
state and federal regulations for regional transportation planning.
Any transportation related project that receives federal funds and is
categorized as "regionally significant" must be included in the
along with an estimate of the amount of funding available from all
sources, including local bond issues. The list of proposed
transportation improvements is then matched against the estimate of
available funds to create a final, "financially constrained" MTP.
Process for Developing
Coordination among the localities, state and federal transportation
agencies, and interested community groups is an integral part of the
The development of the MTP relies on a proactive community outreach
effort to include the voice of the public. Whether you live, work, or
play in the Richmond Region, your voice is important in helping the
Richmond Regional TPO identify the Region's transportation needs.
plan2040 Development Process
In addition, the MTP can be amended at any time to account for new and
modified transportation projects and funding sources. The entire array
of proposed projects contained in the MTP is evaluated by computer
models to ensure that, when implemented, these projects do not
deteriorate the regionís
air quality below accepted standards adopted
for this area.
Air Quality |
Transportation Systems |
Long-Range Transportation Plan
Socioeconomic Data |
Title VI |
Transportation Improvement Program |
Unified Work Program