Air Quality/Conformity

The Capital Area MPO announces proposed Amendment #2 to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  The proposed amendment involves several changes to roadway and transit projects in anticipation of the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program.  The 2018-2027 Transportation Improvement Program includes recent Amendments that require a transportation conformity determination.  The Executive Board is scheduled for a public hearing at their regular August 21st meeting.   The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed amendments through August 27, 2019.  The accompanying Transportation Conformity Determination Report is also available for public review and comment.  Comments can be provided by email to comments@campo-nc.us, by phone to (919) 996.4400, or in writing to CAMPO 421 Fayetteville St., Ste 203, Raleigh, NC 27601 

Background

Under the Clean Air Act, the process of ensuring that a region’s transportation planning activities contribute to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), or “conform”, is referred to as transportation conformity. All Federally funded projects and regionally significant projects, regardless of funding source, in areas designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as air quality non-attainment or maintenance areas must come from a conforming metropolitan transportation plan and transportation improvement program (TIP). The Triangle region is required by 40 CFR 51 and 93 to make a conformity determination on any newly adopted or amended fiscally constrained metropolitan transportation plan and TIP. In addition, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), specifically, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), must make a conformity determination on MPO Plans in the Triangle region and the related TIPs in all non-attainment and maintenance areas.

2045 MTP and 2018-2027 TIP Conformity Determination

Proposed Amendment - August 2019

The Capital Area MPO announces proposed Amendment #2 to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  The proposed amendment involves several changes to roadway and transit projects in anticipation of the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program.  The 2018-2027 Transportation Improvement Program includes recent Amendments that require a transportation conformity determination.  The Executive Board is scheduled for a public hearing at their regular August 21st meeting.  The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed amendments through August 27, 2019.  The accompanying Transportation Conformity Determination Report is also available for public review and comment.  Comments can be provided by email to comments@campo-nc.us, by phone to (919) 996.4400, or in writing to CAMPO 421 Fayetteville St., Ste 203, Raleigh, NC 27601


Previously, the CAMPO Executive Board approved the 2045 MTP and 2018-27 TIP Conformity Determination, and the first related amendments to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and Transportation Improvement Plan on January 16, 2019.

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Conformity Determination Report - January 2019
Appendix B:  Triangle Ozone SIP Federal Register Notice
Appendix C:  Interagency Consultation, including Pre-Analysis Consensus Plan
Appendix D:  2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Project Lists
Appendix E:  Adoption and Endorsement Resolutions and Agency Determinations (to be included in final version)
Appendix F:  Public and Agency Comments and Responses (to be included in final version)
Appendix G:  Emissions Analysis
Appendix H:  VMT and Speeds