2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Capital Area and the Durham Chapel-Hill Carrboro MPOs are coordinating to develop the 2050 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 2050.

Socio-Economic Guide Totals

One of the initial critical steps in developing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan is to forecast the amount, type and location of population and jobs for the time frame of the plan, known as Socio-Economic (SE) Guide Totals. Based on an understanding of community plans and data from local jurisdictions, the Office of State Planning, the US Census Bureau and independent forecasters, estimates of “base year” (2016) and “plan year” (2050) population and jobs were developed by local planners for each of the 1,701 small zones (called Traffic Analysis Zones or TAZs) that make up the area covered by our region’s transportation model.

The SE Guide Totals are broken into 1) Population Guide Totals, and 2) Employment Guide Totals.  

In October 2020, CAMPO's Executive Board reviewed and approved the socio-economic data and totals for use in development of the plan. At a later step in the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan process, the Executive Board will approve the final SE Data with the Preferred Option (for the 2050 MTP).

Goals & Objectives

In the summer of 2020, CAMPO and DCHC MPO conducted a survey to gauge community support for eight (8) proposed goals and their related objectives. That survey closed on August 13. Over 2,000 people participated in the survey and almost one-third of respondents added comments to their responses. Staff are currently working to synthesize the responses. 

2050 Goals and Objectives - Approved

Comments Received

A presentation on the preliminary results was shared with the Executive Board at their meeting on August 19, 2020. While summaries are still being developed for the comments, all comments are linked below. Also included below are a set of 11 comments submitted in writing to either MPO during the public comment period.


Scenarios Development

2050 MTP Development Process

Learn more about the entire MTP development process, which typically takes about 18 months.