ARC engaged in the PLAN 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update between 2013 and early 2014. The document is currently undergoing the approval and adoption process, which is scheduled to be complete by March 2014 with a new Conformity Determination approved by US DOT in April 2014. Full RTP Update documentation is available at the bottom of this page.
The RTP reflects environmental, land use and intermodal considerations and provides a financially balanced vision of future transportation investments for the 18-county regional transportation area. This update was prepared in response to reauthorization of the national transportation funding through MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). The update addresses the new national performance-based transportation planning requirements of MAP-21, the latest design scopes for the projects in the Plan, and the current financial realities in the region for transportation funding.
Community Engagement & Public Outreach
Public comment period for the PLAN 2040 RTP Update is currently closed. Public outreach was conducted between December, 2013 and February, 2014, with the public comment period ending on February 21, 2014. A pop-up open house was held in the City of Decatur on January 11, 2014 where more than 120 people attended to engage in a dialogue about transportation in the region, express their views on transportation, and learn about the RTP Update. A formal open house was held at the ARC offices before the ARC Board Meeting on January 22, 2014.
Official comments were submitted during the public comment period and are currently being reviewed and incorporated into the RTP Update. A detailed overview of the community engagement efforts, which includes all official public comments, is be posted as Appendix F in the RTP documentation.
Key Milestones for Plan Approval
- Transportation Coordinating Committee vote: March 7, 2014
- Transportation & Air Quality Committee vote: March 13, 2014
- Atlanta Regional Commission Board vote: March 26, 2014
- Georgia Regional Transportation Authority vote: April 9, 2014
Key Recommendations and Documentation
The constrained project list and full RTP documentation is available below. If you have any questions about the evaluation process and decision-making framework used during the PLAN 2040 RTP Update please send an email request for these materials to PLAN2040@atlantaregional.com.