Linking MTP Goals to National Goals

2050 MTP Goals 2050 MTP Objectives
Federal Planning Factors
National Goals
Goal #1: Improve Safety and Security throughout the MTPO Area Transportation System

Objective: Reduce rates of crashes with serious injuries and fatalities

Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users.


Safety - Achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

Objective: Reduce secondary traffic accidents

Objective: Establish initiatives (projects and programs) to improve the safety and security of vulnerable roadway users (e.g., pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and the young and old)

Objective: Encourage partnerships with other transportation and non-transportation agencies to enhance transportation safety and security

Objective: Increase the transportation system’s resilience to climate change and extreme weather

Goal # 2: Mitigate Traffic Congestion along Major Routes of the MTPO Area

Objective: Reduce travel delays between major areas of attractions in the MTPO study area


Increase accessibility and mobility of people and freight.

Promote efficient system management and operation.


Congestion reduction - Achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System.

System reliability - Improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.

Objective: Seek cost-effective management solutions and new technologies as a means of addressing congestion, reducing transportation delay, improving travel time reliability, and improving system operations

Objective: Increase transit and other transportation demand management strategies

Objective: Enhance the flow of raw materials and manufactured products

Goal # 3: Promote Sustainable Economic Growth and Livability by Enhancing the MTPO Area Transportation System

Objective: Maintain what we have – take a “state of good repair” approach to our community’s transportation assets

Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system.

Improve the resiliency of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate stormwater impacts of surface transportation.

Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns.

Infrastructure condition - Maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair.


Environmental sustainability - Enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Objective: Invest in the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight, to support sustainable economic development and improve quality of life

Objective: Promote alternative forms of transportation (such as walking, biking, and transit)

Objective: Support transportation investments which minimize adverse impacts of surface transportation to historical, social, cultural, and natural environments, including stormwater impacts, and reduce transportation impacts on air-quality

Goal # 4: Enhance Regional Access to and from the MTPO Area

Objective: Maintain and improve access to regional areas outside of the MTPO study area

Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight.

Enhance travel and tourism

Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency.

Freight movement and economic vitality - Improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development.

Reduced project delivery delays - Reduce project costs, promote jobs and the economy, and expedite the movement of people and goods by accelerating project completion through eliminating delays in the project development and delivery process, including reducing regulatory burdens and improving agencies' work practices.

Objective: Support transportation investments and policies that work to create jobs and improve access to people, tourism, places, and goods while embracing access management and corridor management strategies that preserve the long-term functionality of a roadway’s capacity and safety

Objective: Strategically target transportation investments to areas supportive of and conducive to growth and redevelopment initiatives

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