Public Input Needed by Saturday (February 17, 2018)
To most people, 2045 might seem like an eternity from now, but not for the planners working on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization’s (CRTPO) 2045MTP or Metropolitan Transportation Plan. CRTPO is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte region. Urbanized Areas with populations larger than 50,000 are required to have an MPO, whose primary function is to carry out the transportation planning process among the member jurisdictions within its established planning area boundary.
CRTPO’s MTP defines the policies, programs and projects to be implemented over the next twenty-five years to reduce congestion, improve safety, support land use plans, and provide mobility choices in the CRTPO planning area. It also addresses the goals and objectives of CRTPO, the various components of the transportation planning process, socio-economic and financial assumptions, establishes performance measures, and identifies transportation-related environmental and health issues.
As the federally designated regional transportation planning entity for all of Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties, and the western and central, urbanized portions of Union County, the CRTPO is responsible for the long-range transportation planning efforts for the region. The CRTPO, in partnership with the federal, state, and local agencies, works collaboratively to address the transportation needs of the region. The MTP contains recommendations for the following types of surface transportation:
- Streets and roads
- Transit routes
- Fixed guideways
- Bicycle facilities
- Pedestrian facilities
The MTP also contains descriptions and assessments of conditions or factors affecting the surface transportation of persons and/or the movement of freight within CRTPO’s planning area.
The previous, 2040 MTP was adopted by CRTPO on April 16, 2014 and can be viewed here.
If you want to learn more about the 2045MTP, visit the website www.2045MTP.org
If you want to learn more about the CRTPO, visit www.crtpo.org