Transportation Planning Documents

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MTP, which was formerly referred to as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), identifies the long- and short-range strategies and actions to be carried out over the next 20 years to further develop an integrated multimodal transportation system in the West Central Indiana Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  The plan is based on available estimates and assumptions for population, land use, travel, employment, congestion and economic activity, and it is updated at least every four years. 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP identifies the capital and non-capital multimodal transportation projects (or phases of projects) planned for execution within the MPA boundaries.  By law, the TIP must include all highway, road, transit, transportation enhancement, safety, trails, pedestrian walkway and bicycle facility projects that will involve federally funding provided under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53.  The TIP, which covers a period of four years, must be approved by the Transportation Policy Committee and the Governor, and it is updated at least every four years.

Partner Project Lists:

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP describes the transportation planning activities and studies to be carried out by the MPO staff and local planning partners over a two-year period.  It includes a schedule for completing the work, the resulting products, the proposed funding by activity/task, and a summary of the total amounts and sources of federal and matching funds.  The program is approved by the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Public Participation Plan (PPP)

The PPP, which is currently under revision, outlines the strategies and processes the MPO will employ to engage the public and affected stakeholders in the transportation planning process.  The plan details the techniques for incorporating visualization techniques, using electronic media, holding public meetings, and responding to public input, among other things.  The PPP is approved by the Transportation Policy Committee and the Federal Highway Administration. 

Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP)

As part of the federally prescribed metropolitan transportation planning process, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) must publish an ALOP for which federal funds, provided under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53, were obligated in the preceding program year.  Fulfillment of this Congressional mandate is intended to increase the transparency of federal government spending on transportation projects within a metropolitan planning area (MPA) to state and local officials, and to the public at large.

Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan (CPTHSTP)

The CPTHSTP identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes; provides strategies for meeting those needs; and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation.  The plan is developed through a process that involves the MPO; representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers; and members of the public.