Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

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MTP Cover2The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP, previously known as LRTP) looks 25 years into the future. It forecasts changes in the region and seeks to identify transportation improvements needed to keep travelers and good moving smoothly and how to pay for those improvements.

MTP 2040 was originally adopted on September 24, 2015. On May 24, 2018, the French Broad River MPO adopted a number of amendments to the MTP 2040 Plan to bring the MTP into compliance with the FAST Act and to amend the fiscal forecast and project list based on changes made to North Carolina transportation funding policies and additional proposed projects in the MPO Planning Area. The amendments are listed below.

MTP 2040 Amendments Adopted 5/24/2018

MTP 2040 Adopted 9/24/2015

*Project map: see an interactive map of MTP 2040 highway and bicycle and pedestrian projects here (includes projects added as part of May 2018 amendments).

Public Input

At this point the public comment period for the 2040 MTP is closed.  The plan was adopted by the MPO Board on September 24, 2015.

2035 LRTP

Prior to MTP 2040, the French Broad River MPO has adopted the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) on September 23, 2010. Click here to view the entire 2035 LRTP. Please note this is a large pdf document that may take a few moments to download. The Table of Contents includes links to all Chapters and Appendices for ease of viewing. Click the below links to download individual chapters.

Individual Chapters:

  1. Introduction and Background
  2. Vision, Goals, and Objectives
  3. Roadway Element 
  4. Transit Element
  5. Bicycle and Pedestrian Element
  6. Rail and Aviation Element
  7. Freight Element
  8. Safety and Security
  9. Congestion Management
  10. Environmental Analysis
  11. Environmental Justice
  12. Land Use 
  13. Climate Change
  14. Financial Plan
  15. Project Recommendations
  16. Public Involvement

Appendix A :Travel Demand Model
Appendix B: NCDOT Complete Streets Policy
Appendix C: Safety Appendices
Appendix D: Environmental Analysis
Appendix E: Poverty Threshold
Appendix F: Financial Plan
Appendix G: Public Involvement Policy
Appendix H: Glossary of Terms
Appendix I: Transportation Acronyms
Appendix J: Public Involvement

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