The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the long range regional transportation plan for the greater Research Triangle region. It provides a framework for the investment of anticipated federal, state and local funds, based on anticipated needs and regional goals and objectives over a 30-year timeframe. The plan includes transportation projects, programs, and policies across all modes of transportation. The accompanying Air Quality Conformity Determination Report (AQ Report) determines whether the plan meets air quality regulations.
The MTP lays out plans for future transportation priorities in our region. In order to achieve the implementation of these priorities, the MPO works to implement projects through two main venues – our Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) and the state’s Strategic Prioritization (SPOT) process. While the LAPP projects are managed locally, the SPOT process feeds projects into the State TIP, and those projects are managed by NCDOT (oftentimes with the help of consulting firms).