Metropolitan Transportation Plan
As the metropolitan planning organization for the metropolitan Columbus planning area, MORPC is required to conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, with a 20-year horizon, that results in producing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program for the region.
The MTP identifies transportation deficiencies, projects and policies and is updated at 4-year intervals, per current regulations. MORPC coordinates the development of the MTP with communities throughout central Ohio and with other local, state and federal agencies. The MTP makes the greater Columbus region eligible to receive a large amount of federal transportation funding to improve, maintain and operate highways, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks, and related facilities.
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a long range planning document that brings together local governments from around central Ohio to identify transportation needs and coordinate transportation projects and policies over the next two decades.
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan adopted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on a four year cycle per federal law. Transportation projects must be included on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan to be eligible to receive federal funding within the MORPC transportation study area.
The plan includes:
• Regional goals, objectives and performance measurements
• Socio-economic trends and their impact on transportation
• Evaluation of the current system and future needs
• Listing of eligible regionally significant transportation projects
• Evaluation of the future transportation system assuring that it
will be fiscally balanced, meet federal requirements regarding
air quality and social equity
• Implementation strategies