Journey to 2050 - The 2024 RTP

The Montachusett MPO Regional Transportation Plan
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What is the Regional Transportation Plan?

The Regional Transportation Plan provides guidance to local and state officials in deciding how to spend federal and state transportation funds as well as outlines the transportation pri­ority needs for the region. The plan is a long-range document for the maintenance and improvement for the road, highway, bicycle and pedestrian, bridge, rail, transit, freight and airport systems of the Montachusett Region over the next 20 years. The RTP is a federally mandated document that is developed through studies, discussions with local officials, boards and commis­sions and public comment/outreach.  While the RTP may cover a 20-year period, it is updated every four years so it can be adapted to emerging needs and trends.
The Plan must examine and address all modes of transportation that exist in the region through an inventory of current conditions and then identify various needs and recommendations that can range from specific projects to general goals or policies.  Additionally, in order for projects to be eligible for Federal Aid funds through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), they must be reflected within the RTP.

How Do I Participate or Get Involved?

All interested individuals are encouraged to participate in the plan development process through attendance at various outreach events, completion of various surveys, feedback and comments on the draft documents as they are prepared and by contacting the MRPC.  All meetings are virtual except where noted. 
To add your name to the RTP Mailing List in order to receive future news and information, please send your name, email address, community and group or organization you may represent, to the MRPC through the following link.  
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Schedule Icon  Draft Schedule - Outlining Dates, Meetings and Process for the Development of the 2024 RTP       

Meeting icon  Public Meetings/Workshops - Presentations and Recordings of Public Events Held and to be Held   

Draft Document icon Draft Documents and Data - Preliminary and Final Drafts from the RTP   

Survey Input icon  Public Outreach Survey - Link to the Online Survey and When Closed, the Results and Analysis  

Past RTP Icon  Past RTPs - The 2020 Montachusett RTP - Working Towards the Future and the 2016 RTP - Moving Forward

Staff Contact Icon  Contacts - Staff Responsible for the Development of the RTP