The Metropolitan Transportation Plan defines the policies, programs and projects to be implemented through 2050 in order 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 the CRTPO, the various components of the transportation planning process, socio-economic and financial assumptions, and transportation-related environmental and health issues.
As the 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.
CRTPO Planning Area
Approved Goals and Objectives
CRTPO has developed six proposed goals and various supporting objectives to serve as the framework for its MTP, as well as its other planning and programming initiatives. The Goals and Objectives were approved in February 2021 and are a key component of the MTP.
View the 2050 MTP Goals and Objectives.
The MTP must demonstrate reasonable anticipated future revenues to compensate for the proposed project investments through the year 2050. In order to do this, a financial plan is developed based on in-depth analysis of anticipated revenues from federal, state, and local sources. To date, the 2050 MTP roadway project financial projections have been approved by the CRTPO Board.
Other elements of the 2050 MTP financial plan are underway, including for federal discretionary funds, maintenance, and transit. The remaining financial projections will be posted after they are reviewed and approved by the CRTPO Board.