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2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

2050 MTP

What is the MTP?

The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (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 projected transportation demands. Based on federal regulations, 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 projects cost have to be covered by the expected available revenues.

Why is the MTP Important?

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 federal 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.

What is the Process for Developing the MTP?

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.

For additional information, 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

 

Schedule and Public Engagement Plan

Among the first steps in developing the updated MTP is to identify the schedule and public engagement plan, release those documents for public comment, and approve them for implementation.  Thus, the DCHC MPO is requesting that the public review the following schedule and public engagement plan, and provide their comments:

2050 MTP Schedule

2050 MTP Public Engagement Plan

Provide Feedback

The public comment period will be from June 10, 2020 through August 5, 2020.

               Comments – Direct comments and questions to:

                Andy Henry, City of Durham, Transportation Department              
                101 City Hall Plaza           
                Durham, NC 27701         
                E-mail: andrew.henry@durhamnc.gov  Phone:(919) 560-4366, ext. 36419

Public Hearing -- You can provide feedback on the schedule and Public Engagement Plan to local elected officials who are members of the DCHC MPO Board on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM, during the public hearing section of the Board meeting. 

Background

The first step in planning for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is to establish a set of Goals and Objectives that will drive the MPO’s policies and decision-making process.  The MPO dedicated considerable resources to creating a new set of Goals and Objectives in 2016 to guide the 2045 MTP planning process.  However, these Goals and Objectives need to be reviewed to ensure that they are still relevant for the 2050 MTP planning process.  The following link provides the proposed 2050 MTP Goals and Objectives including changes suggested by the MPO Board:

2050 MTP Proposed Goals and Objectives

Survey

The MPO asks that the public complete the following survey to provide feedback on the Goals and help the MPO determine local transportation values. (Note that Goals in the survey are marginally different than those released by the DCHC MPO Board to enable the DCHC MPO and Capital Area MPO (e.g., Raleigh and Wake County) to use a joint public engagement process for the 2050 MTP).

2050 MTP Goals Survey (English)

2050 MTP Encuesta de Metas

 

Provide Feedback

The MPO is requesting that the public review the Goals and Objectives and provide feedback using the following methods.  The public comment period will be from June 10, 2020 through August 5, 2020.

                Survey – Complete the survey that is shown on the link above.

                Comments – Direct comments and questions to:

                Andy Henry, City of Durham, Transportation Department              
                101 City Hall Plaza           
                Durham, NC 27701         
                E-mail: andrew.henry@durhamnc.gov  Phone:(919) 560-4366, ext. 36419

Public Hearing -- You can provide feedback on the Goals and Objectives to local elected officials who are members of the DCHC MPO Board on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM, during the public hearing section of the Board meeting.  

Later in the 2050 MTP development process, the MPO will identify performance measures that align with the different objectives to help assess the extent to which the region’s transportation system is meeting the Goals and Objectives.