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Livability 2050: Regional Transportation Plan

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The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of the Memphis MPO adopted the Livability 2050: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) on September 12, 2019, and is currently out for final approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Adminsitration (FTA), in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The RTP is a multi-modal transportation plan for the region through the year 2050. For the MPO's Planning Area, all transportation improvements to be funded by the state and federal governments are included in the 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. 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. 

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Livability 2050: Regional Transportation Plan


Following are the Livability 2050: RTP documents, which were adopted by the Memphis MPO's Transportation Policy Board (TPB) on September 12, 2019. The RTP is available for viewing and download at the links below.

Livability 2050 RTP Documents
Livability 2050 RTP DocumentAppendix A: Previous Plan Review
Appendix B: Memphis MPO Model UpdateAppendix C: Public Participation
Appendix D: Environmental ImpactsAppendix E: Environmental Justice Area Impacts
Appendix F: Congestion Management ProcessAppendix G: Alternative Transportation Strategies
Appendix H: Shelby County Air Quality Conformity Demonstration ReportAppendix I: DeSoto County Air Quality Conformity Demonstration Report
Livability 2050 RTP & FY 2020-23 TIP Summary BrochureFolleto de Resumen Español de Habitabilidad 2050 y el FY 2020-23 TIP

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 officialsLivable Communities according to the Region's Elected Officials

Livable communities according to Regional agenciesLivable Communities according to Regional Agencies

Livable communities according to Mid-South residentsLivable Communities according to Mid-South Residents

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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Memphis, TN 38103
Tel: (901) 636.7190
Fax: (901) 636.7272

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