Comprehensive Transportation Plan

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North Carolina General Statute 136-66.2 requires each municipality or MPO, with the cooperation of the NCDOT, to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) serving present and anticipated travel demand in and around the municipality or MPO.

What is a Comprehensive Transportation Plan?

A Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is North Carolina’s multi-modal transportation plan. The CTP includes community consensus on future transportation needs required to support anticipated growth and development. It is a multi-modal plan that identifies the future transportation system needs and includes highways, public transportation, rail, and bicycle facilities needed to serve the anticipated travel demand. The CTP is more environmentally and community friendly, it strengthens the connections between an area’s transportation plan, adopted local land development plan, and community vision and a CTP is a mutually adopted legal document between the state and the Metropolitan Planning organization. When a CTP is adopted by the NCDOT it represents the state’s concurrence with the locally identified transportation needs. Ultimately, the CTP will replace CRTPO’s existing Thoroughfare Plan.


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Updated: May 14, 2015
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What are the benefits of using the CTP process?

The CTP has many benefits, including:

It supports community vision and goals by integrating land use and transportation;

It allows communities to consider all modes, not just road improvements, for the future transportation system;

It is more efficient for MPOs because it ties the CTP and federal Long Range Transportation Plan processes together; and

The CTP process provides a direct link to project development – Once a project is funded it must go through an extensive project development process, including an environmental review.

Other Comprehensive Transportation Plans:

Rocky River RPO

Cabarrus-Rowan MPO

Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO