Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the GCLMPO is the locally adopted, fiscally constrained, long-range transportation plan for Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties. The 2050 MTP defines the transportation network that will serve both present and projected volumes of vehicular traffic, public transportation use, bicycle, pedestrian, aviation and freight travel in and around the urban area through the year 2050. The MTP is based on the most accurate and complete information available including, but not limited to, population and economic development growth and land development patterns in and around the urban area.

2050 MTP (adopted March 24, 2022)

2050 MTP Infographic
Cover & Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Planning for a Safe, Reliable, Efficient, and Well-Connected Transportation System
Chapter 3: Existing Conditions and Future Transportation and Land Use
Chapter 4: Plan Development
Chapter 5: Streets and Highways
Chapter 6: Bicycle and Pedestrian
Chapter 7: Pubic Transportation
Chapter 8: Aviation
Chapter 9: Freight
Chapter 10: Other Transportation Modes
Appendix A: Performance Management
Appendix B: Public Involvement Materials
Appendix C: 2050 MTP Project Solicitation & Ranking Process
Appendix D: Environmental Justice Analysis
Appendix E: Title VI Complaint Procedures
Appendix F: CONNECT Beyond GCLMPO Area Profile
Appendix G: GCLMPO Freight Profile

Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

An Air Quality Conformity Determination is required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that an MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that the transportation activities will not cause new violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the NQAAS.

The conformity determination is based on a regional emissions analysis that uses the transportation networks approved by each of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) for their 2050 MTPs, VMT and Speed input data developed by NCDOT, and emissions factors developed in cooperation with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The report and appendices are included below:

Metrolina 2050 MTP Conformity Final CDR
Appendix A: Federal Register Notices
Appendix B: Non-interference Demonstration
Appendix C: Interagency Consultation
Appendix D: Metrolina Roadway Projects
Appendix E: VMT and Speeds
Appendix F: MOVES Emissions Summary
Appendix G: MOVES Emissions Analysis Results
Appendix H: Public Participation Policies
Appendix I: Public and Agency Comments and Responses
Appendix J: Adoption And Endorsement Resolutions And Agency Determinations
Appendix K: USDOT Conformity Determination