Livability 2050: Regional Transportation Plan

Long term planning for transportation infrastructure is critical for the growth and development of a region in a way that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the community.  As conditions change, these long range plans must be updated periodically.  This current transportation plan for the Memphis region was adopted by the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) on January 28, 2016.  The plan known as Livability 2040: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is now being updated with a new horizon year of 2050. 

The Regional Transportation Plan is being updated concurrently with the development of the Fiscal Year 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP is a near term plan for implementation of transportation projects in the region and is a subset of the RTP. To meet Federal regulations, the Regional Transportation Plan will do all of the following:

  • Provide a minimum 20-year plan horizon;
  • Reflect latest available land use, population and employment, travel, and economic activity assumptions;
  • Identify long-range transportation goals and specific long- and short-range investment strategies across all modes of transportation to support meeting those goals;
  • Support regional land use and economic development policies and plans;
  • Demonstrate fiscal constraint for all funded projects;
  • Demonstrate air quality conformity; and
  • Reflect a broad set of public and stakeholder input.

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