Components of the MTP
The MTP is a long-range, multimodal, surface transportation plan that identifies a regional vision for transportation and the steps necessary to achieve that vision. By Federal regulation, MTPs must have a planning horizon of at least 20 years, and must be updated no less than every five years. MTPs are a joint product of all individual agencies (such as transit and the State department of transportation) and jurisdictions within the region, and so represent a singular agreed to vision for the future of transportation within the region. Goals and objectives are defined for the transportation system, as well as individual strategies, policies, and transportation projects to help achieve those goals and objectives. A transportation project listed in the MTP is eligible for Federal transportation funding.
Components of an MTP include 1) identification of existing transportation issues, 2) projections of future transportation demand, and 3) a long-term financial plan for funding the construction and preservation of transportation systems, among others. Cost estimates for future projects are developed and compared to funding sources that are reasonably expected to be available.
The MTP is multimodal, and it includes an analysis of the transportation networks individually and as a whole, including roadways, public transit, active transportation networks, and freight systems. Overall, the MTP is a regional plan that defines the course for future transportation investments.
Current Transportation Performance Monitoring Report
The Transportation Performance Monitoring Report includes a set of performance measures that will track the region’s progress towards the achievement of transportation goals. Performance measures are designed to serve as a benchmark to evaluate and quantify progress. This performance-based approach is meant to improve accountability of Federal transportation investments, assess risks related to different performance levels, and increase transparency. The report serves as an annual snapshot of the region to help the APO and its planning partners better understand current and anticipated performance of the transportation system and how well it is moving towards achieving the goals stated in the MTP.
Active Transportation Plan
Providing a variety of transportation modes is critical for the movement of people. Active transportation is one way of improving mobility and accessibility for all people, regardless of income, ability, or age. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, or skateboarding. One goal of active transportation is to limit dependency on motor vehicles to access important destinations.
The Active Transportation Plan is designed to promote active transportation by promoting such programs, partnerships, and infrastructure to improve the connectivity of bicycle and pedestrian facilities through the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The Active Transportation Plan is a sub-component of the MTP, which is to say, the outcomes and recommendations of the Active Transportation Plan become inputs into the MTP.
History of Changes to Current MTP
This section will document any changes made to the current MTP.
The current MTP was approved by the APO Policy Board on Oct. 30, 2019.