Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the GCLMPO is the locally-adopted, fiscally-constrained, long-range transportation plan for Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln counties. The MTP is a comprehensive plan that 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. 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

The MPO is required to update its MTP by May 2022. An air quality conformity determination was also required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that the MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards.

Utilizing approved ranking criteria and financial assumptions, fiscally-constrained project lists for highway, bicycle and pedestrian, aviation, and public transportation were developed for the draft 2050 MTP and released for public comment in August 2021. A total of 96 comments were received, including comments from the Army Corps of Engineers, NC Natural Heritage Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Click here to view all comments received and responses approved by the MPO Board on September 23rd.

Staff is currently working on the draft document and will be bringing it back out for public comment in February 2022.

The MPO is required to update its MTP by May 2022. An air quality conformity determination is also required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that the MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards.

2045 MTP (amended January 23, 2020)

Cover, Resolutions, and Table of Contents
Chapter 01: Introduction

Chapter 02: Goals, Objectives, and Policies
Chapter 03: Planning Factors and Performance Management
Chapter 04: Public Involvement and Environmental Justice
Chapter 05: Natural Environment
Chapter 06: Human Environment
Chapter 07: Existing and Future Conditions / Socio-Economic Projections
Chapter 08: Travel Patterns
Chapter 09: Safety and Security
Chapter 10: Financial Plan and Project Prioritization
Chapter 11: Streets and Highways
Chapter 12: Bicycle and Pedestrian
Chapter 13: Public Transportation
Chapter 14: Aviation
Chapter 15: Freight
Chapter 16: Other Transportation Modes

Appendix A: NCDOT Performance Measures and Performance Targets Data
Appendix B: Public Involvement Materials
Appendix C: Title VI Complaint Procedures
Appendix D: MTP Project Solicitation and Ranking Process
Appendix E: Freight Profile

DRAFT Air Quality Conformity Determination Report (May 2020)

2045 MTP Amendments