Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
The MTP is a long-range blueprint that details the investments that will be made through 2050 to ensure metro Atlanta’s future success and improve the region’s quality of life.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The TIP allocates federal funds for use in the construction of the highest-priority projects in the MTP. Projects included in the TIP must be fully funded.
Unified Growth Policy Map (UGPM)
The UGMP is developed annually with state and local governments and public transportation agencies to document the region’s transportation-related planning priorities.
Public Participation Plan
This report summarizes all stakeholder and public outreach and comments throughout the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan approved in 2020.
ARC Updating Metropolitan Transportation Plan
ARC is currently conducting a major update of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which allocates $168 billion in federal, state, and local funding through 2050 to improve the region’s transportation network. Plan highlights include:
- Improving major thoroughfares and interchanges to improve mobility and safety
- Expanding transit service to offer better connections to major job centers and services
- Developing a regional bike-ped network
- Building a network of Express lanes on area highways that offer more reliable trips
- Encouraging the growth of alternative commute options
The plan is being developed at a time of significant change in the Atlanta region. Technology, such as electric vehicles, ‘connected’ corridors, and artificial intelligence, are changing the way we live and work, as are trends like remote working. Climate change requires a strategic response. And federal priorities are shifting to emphasize investments in EV infrastructure and climate resilience.