DRAFT 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

There are two upcoming Executive Board actions involved in the adoption of the 2045 MTP. These actions typically occur at subsequent Board meetings. The public comment period is currently open for both elements of the Draft 2045 MTP. 

  1. The first is the public hearing and approval of the 2045 MTP maps and projects list - either the Traditional or the Additional funding scenario. The public comment period for the maps and projects list is anticipated to conclude with a public hearing at the CAMPO Executive Board Meeting on December 13, 2017 at approximately 4 p.m.
  2. The second is the public hearing and approval of the report narratives for the 2045 MTP final document.  The public comment period for the final report is anticipated to conclude with a public hearing at the Board Meeting on January 17, 2017 at approximately 4 p.m. 

Comments can be submitted through the online comment form, email to Bonnie Parker, phone 919-996-4403, in-person during normal business hours at the CAMPO Administrative offices, or by speaking at the Executive Board Meeting on December 13th or January 17th (421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 203, Raleigh).

The Capital Area MPO and the Durham Chapel-Hill Carrboro (DCHC) MPO are coordinating to develop the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Triangle region. The MTP is the long-range plan for transportation improvements across the region. It will include roadway, transit, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation projects to be implemented through the year 2045. 

MTP deveopment process flow chart graphic

MTP Development Process

I. Setting Goals

2045 MTP Performance Goals & Objectives

II. 2045 Deficiency Analysis & Alternatives Assessment

Existing + Committed (E+C) Deficiency Analysis

Moderate Scenario

Aspirational Scenario

Volume/Capacity Maps
DRAFT 2045 Map (Modeled Scenarios) – Interactive

III. Develop Updated Draft Scenarios - Fall 2017

Interactive Maps
DRAFT 2045 Map (Roadway Projects) 
Toggle between Traditional and Additional funding on the same map by using the layers function to see the two variations.

PDF Maps
DRAFT 2045 Roadways Map (Traditional Funding Scenario)
DRAFT 2045 Roadways Map (Additional Funding Scenario)
DRAFT 2045 Transit Map
DRAFT 2045 Bicyle/Pedestrian Map
DRAFT 2045 Project List (Traditional/Additional Funding Scenarios)

Explanation of the Fall 2017 Draft 2045 MTP Scenarios

The vast majority of streets, freeways, interstates in the Triangle area are managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), with the bulk of funding for improvements and maintenance traditionally coming from state and federal sources.

Two maps are under consideration by the CAMPO Executive Board, and are available for public comment. The Traditional Funding Map programs transportation improvements based on the amount of funding that is likely to be available over the next 30 years from traditional state and federal funding resources.

In order to provide more improvements to address the forecasted needs on roadways, additional, new, local and regional funding sources would have to be identified and implemented over time. The Additional Funding Map programs transportation improvements assuming the traditional state and federal resources as well as additional local and regional funding is identified. With additional funding, secondary roads would experience a significant increase in projects (less emphasis placed on high volume or multilane roadways as in the traditional model). Additional local and regional funding can only be approved in the plan by the Executive Board if there is a reasonable expectation of the additional revenue.  An example of this would include the ½ cent transit sales tax recent implemented in Wake County.

 Submit Public Comments online or to Bonnie Parker at (919) 996-4403 or bonnie.parker@campo-nc.us.
For technical questions or information, contact Alex Rickard at (919) 996-4396 or alex.rickard@campo-nc.us.

IV. Project Maps Approved by CAMPO's Executive Board
Anticipated to occur at the Executive Board Meeting in December, 2017

V. Final 2045 MTP Document Approved by Executive Board
Anticipated to occur at the Executive Board Meeting in January, 2018

Demand Modelling 

Triangle Regional Model Update
As part of the 2045 MTP process, Capital Area MPO, DCHC MPO, GoTriangle, and NCDOT have developed an updated version of the Triangle Regional Travel Demand Model (TRM v6)

DRAFT Capital Area MPO Socio-economic Guide Totals
The information in this document summarizes the major elements of the socioeconomic forecasts for different portions of the area covered by the region's transportation model (TRM).  The estimated 2013 and forecasted 2045 population and employment are key inputs into the TRM, which generates importation travel demand information.  For forecast data, the MPO uses a land use modeling process called CommunityViz that uses county-level 2045 guide totals and effectively distributes the population and employment growth across the region.