Livability 2050: Regional Transportation Plan


This current transportation plan for the Greater Memphis Region was adopted by the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of the Memphis Urban Area 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. 


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. To meet Federal regulations, the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) will do all of the following:

  • Provide a minimum 20-year plan horizon;
  • 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.

The major elements of the planning process for the Livability 2050 RTP Update are Engagement, Data Collection, Recommendation Development, and Documentation. 

Public Outreach Efforts

Public Survey

The Memphis MPO has developed a public survey that is available for both English and Spanish speakers. You can help shape the direction of this update by taking part in this quick short survey to help ensure the plan is reflective of the needs and desires of the region.

YouTube Video Series

Improving the livability and quality of life of our communities is important to the region. The Memphis MPO recently engaged with elected officials, partner agencies, and local residents to create a YouTube video series to share the importance of transportation on the region’s quality of life and creating livable communities. Find the videos by clicking the icons or the links below:

Livable Communities according to the Region's Elected Officials

Livable Communities according to Regional Agencies

Livable Communities according to Mid-South Residents

Public Meetings

The Memphis MPO held the first round of public meetings from February 5-7, 2018. This first round, a total of seven (7) meetings were held across the MPO Planning Area, giving residents from all four counties the opportunity to participate.

Missed the meetings, no problem! You can watch the narrated presentation from Round One below. 

Participants at each meeting were also given the chance to complete an interactive exercise to find out their priorities. Find the results of this exercise by clicking POLLING RESULTS. If you're interested in letting us know your community's priorities, TAKE OUR SURVEY!

Public engagement is at the heart of the planning process, to stay up-to-date on future opportunities for engagement check out the Memphis Urban Area MPO's Facebook PageTwitter AccountYouTube Channel, and LinkedIn Profile.

Contact Information

If you would like more information on the plan and its development you can contact

Pragati Srivastava
Memphis Urban Area MPO


Kenneth Monroe
Kimley-Horn and Associates


Allison Fluitt
Kimley-Horn and Associates

You can also contact any of the Transportation Planners with the Memphis MPO, visit the Staff Webpage for contact information.

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Mailing Address:

125 North Main St., Suite 450

Memphis, TN 38103

Tel: (901) 636.7190

Fax: (901) 636.7272






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