Metropolitan Transportation Plan

  • Describes vision for the region, and policies, operational strategies, and projects for achieving the goals.
  • Covers at least the next 20 years.
  • Leads to an intermodal system.
  • Reflects public involvement.
  • Contains a financial plan and is fiscally constrained.
  • Is updated every four-years (five-years in non-attainment areas).
U.S. CodeTexas Administrative CodesDescription
23 U.S.C. § 134(h) (i)§16.53These laws describe the structure and requirements of MPOs as well as the scope of the metropolitan planning process.
49 U.S.C. § 5303 
23 C.F.R. § 450.316§16.151These laws discuss planning assistance standards for metropolitan planning agreements, congestion management, and the development and content of the metropolitan transportation plan.
23 C.F.R. § 450.320§16.153
23 C.F.R. § 450.322§16.152
23 C.F.R. § 500.109§16.154Defines the requirements, strategies, and performance measures that must be integrated into a Congestion Management System (CMS), Public Transportation Management System (PTMS), and Intermodal Management System (IMS.)
23 C.F.R. § 500.110§16.155
23 C.F.R. § 500.111§16.156