The federal government requires the DCHC MPO to update their Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at lease every four years. The 2050 MTP will identify the highway, public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation projects that the region plans to implement over the next thirty years to meet the MPO’s goals. The MTP has to be based on the future land use plans and policies of the jurisdictions and counties in the MPO’s planning area, and must be fiscally-constrained, which means that the project costs have to be covered by the expected available revenues. As a practical matter, the MTP is important because the MPO requires that projects that are submitted to the NCDOT prioritization process for possible state or federal funding must come from the MTP, and regulations require that all federally-funded projects must be in the MTP. In addition, local governments may use the MTP to reserve or dedicate right-of-way for future highway and rail transit projects.
The series of tabs on this Web page will present the process, documents and maps used to develop the 2050 MTP. The tabs/process will be in chronological order, starting with the goals and ending with the adopted plan.
A review of the adopted 2045 MTP and the various development steps will provide a clearer understanding of the MTP – see the following Web page and associated tabs: http://www.dchcmpo.org/programs/transport/2045mtp.asp
The DCHC MPO Board approved the Public Engagement Plan and schedule for use in developing the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at their Board meeting on September 9, 2020. A copies of the Plan and schedule are available at the links below. Note that some details of the plan and schedule could change, as needed, because of technical circumstances and the ongoing Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
The public engagement period to review the draft versions of the Plan and schedule was from June 10, 2020 through August 13, 2020. The public provided feedback through the survey, written comments, and the public hearing at the August 12, 2020 Board meeting.
The DCHC MPO Board approved a set of Goals and Objectives for use in developing the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at their Board meeting on September 9, 2020. A copy of these Goals and Objectives, which will drive the MPO’s policies and decision-making over the next several years, is available at the link below. The remainder of this web page provides information on the process to develop the Goals and Objectives.
As part of the Goals and Objectives development, the MPO conducted an online survey (in both English and Spanish) to understand support for proposed goals and policies. Over 2,100 respondents completed the survey, which was open from July 2nd through August 13th. The presentation at the link below provides survey results. These results are from a point that was a few weeks before the survey closed but are likely to similar to the final survey results (which are to be analyzed at a later date).
The public engagement period was from June 10, 2020 through August 13, 2020. The public provided feedback through the survey, written comments, and the public hearing at the August 12, 2020 Board meeting.