Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP)
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the chief legal document reflecting the objectives, resources, fundamental planning process, and project implementation schedule for the region over the next 30 years. It must be revised every five years so incoming or newly identified projects and priorities can be updated. The latest update describes the regional vision for transportation for the years 2023-2052. Projects in the Plan are organized into three tiers:
- Tier I (FY 23-26): Covers projects expected to advance to construction in the next four years. These projects comprise the Transportation Improvement Program.
- Tier II (FY 27-36): Lays out projects currently in the planning and development phase that are expected to advance based on funding.
- Tier III (FY 37-52): Long-range projects that are more complex to implement due to funding availability or other factors.