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Metropolitan Transportation Plan


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) serves as a blueprint that details how the existing transportation system works and how local residents would like it to work in the future. In addition, it considers the protection of the value of investments already made in developing the transportation system, while providing resources to pursue innovative solutions to mobility constraints and enhancing travel choices available.

The plan includes both long-range and short-range program strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods.

    The plan has several elements:
  1. Identify policies, strategies, and projects over 20 years;
  2. Focus at a multi-modal level, including roadways, transit,
    non-motorized transportation, and inter-modal connections;
  3. Articulate regional land use, development, housing, and
    employment goals and plans; and
  4. Estimate costs and identify reasonably available financial
    sources for operation, maintenance, and capital investments.

The MTP guides the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Area's transportation development over a 25-year period. Updated every five years, the plan takes into consideration existing conditions, local needs, and anticipated growth in the region. The plan encompasses, the Columbus and Fort Benning area in Georgia and Phenix City, Russell County and Lee County in Alabama.

MTP Financial Documentation

The purpose of the financial plan is to demonstrate fiscal constraint for all funded projects. This ensures that the transportation plan reflects realistic assumptions about future revenues compared to project costs for all projects funding in the plan. Metropolitan planning regulations require that a metropolitan transportation plan contain a funding strategy that demonstrates how it can be implemented, indicates resources from public and private sources that are reasonably expected to be available to carry out the plan, and recommends any additional financing strategies for identified projects and programs.

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Metropolitan Transportation Plan
2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan area
MTP Financial Documentation