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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: