Plans & Projects
MetroPlan is our region’s transportation planning agency. We’re made up of partners from Northern Arizona who work alongside residents to create the finest transportation system in the country. MetroPlan is a federally mandated and funded transportation policy-making and planning organization.
MetroPlan is responsible for carrying out the transportation planning process with our planning partners as a local decision-making body. Many of these partners appoint staff and elected officials to sit on the various MetroPlan committees that provide valuable feedback and direction on current and future transportation investments.
MetroPlan delivers a variety of federal, state, and local programs, policies, and projects:
Federally Required Regional Transportation Plans
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) must prepare a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), in accordance with 49 USC 5303(i), to accomplish the objectives outlined by the MPO, the state, and the public transportation providers with respect to the development of the metropolitan area's transportation network. This plan must identify how the metropolitan area will manage and operate a multi-modal transportation system (including transit, highway, bicycle, pedestrian, and accessible transportation) to meet the region's economic, transportation, development and sustainability goals - among others - for a 20+ year planning horizon, while remaining fiscally constrained.
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
In accordance with 49 United States Code (USC) 5303(i), each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) must prepare a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), such as Stride Forward, to accomplish the objectives outlined by MetroPlan, the state, and the public transportation providers with respect to the development of the metropolitan area's transportation network.
Title VI & Environmental Justice Plan
MetroPlan receives federal funding to conduct regional transportation planning and fund regional transportation improvements. As a result, MetroPlan is required to operate in a non-discriminatory manner per Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related Environmental Justice requirements. This updated Title VI Plan describes how MetroPlan will operate in compliance with these federal mandates.
Unified Planning Work Program
The purpose of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is to outline multimodal transportation planning activities within a financially constrained budget to be conducted in the MetroPlan planning area for a one- or two-year period. Federal definition of a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is “a statement of work identifying the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within a metropolitan planning area. At a minimum, a UPWP includes a description of the planning work and resulting products, who will perform the work, time frames for completing the work, the cost of the work, and the source(s) of funds” (23CFR450.104).