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Regional Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is an integral part of ARC's PLAN 2040, originally adopted by the ARC Board in 2011. In 2014 this document was updated in response to the reauthorization of national transportation funding through MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). The RTP examines the 18-county metropolitan planning area's transportation needs over the next 20+ years and provides a framework to address anticipated growth through systems and policies. The RTP is a comprehensive statement of the regional future transportation needs as identified by local jurisdictions, the State and other planning and public stakeholders. It contains both short- and long-term transportation strategies to improve mobility and investments to improve the region’s transportation system. The RTP must be financially balanced and must ensure that the region meets Federal Air Quality Standards as outlined by the Clean Air Act. Contained within the RTP is the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which allocates federal funds for use in construction of the highest-priority transportation projects in the first six years of the plan.

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Plan Performance and Management

Plan management for the PLAN 2040 RTP is focused monitoring the performance and delivery of the plan with the intent to answer two basic questions:

  • Is the region doing what it said it would do?
  • Are these actions having the desired effect?

This process provides ARC with information to improve implementation efforts and influence the development of future plans. It also helps improve transparency and accountability to ARC's planning partners and public. ARC reports the progress toward implementation of the plan components and impacts each calendar year.

2012 RTP Annual Progress Report (PDF)


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