2020 Update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Santa Fe MPO commenced steps to update the 2015 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as of March 1st, 2019 and will conclude this process by August 30th, 2020.
Last updated: 03/31/2020
This is exciting! We've been working on this draft for a long time now, and have consulted with many of people for and concentrated hard on the ideas included in it!
Please, review it!
Know that this document guides many of the transportation projects that you will see happening in your neighborhood, and around the city of Santa Fe, in parts of the County of Santa Fe, or in the Pueblo of Tesuque.
We are no longer taking official comments, but still love to hear from the public!
Thanks to eveyone who commented on our Public Participation Plan (PPP)! Here is the draft PPP explained more fully at the bottom of this page and crucial to the content of the MTP, chapter 2.
The official public comment period closed March 16, 2020.
NEXT OPEN HOUSE: CANCELED
Our March 19th Open House has been CANCELED due to health concerns. We are saddened that we will not get to speak in public but PLEASE contact us about the MTP if you have an concerns. Use the Get In Touch ribbon to the upper left of this page in order to submit your comments formally.
PASSED OPEN HOUSE: Thanks to everyone who attended our March 4th open house at Market Station! We heard some important ideas and look forward to incorporating your feedback!
UPDATES TO THE CURRENT PLAN
The Santa Fe MPO is updating the 2015 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). We began March 1, 2019 and the updated plan will be complete by August 30, 2020.
The MTP is a multimodal long‐range transportation plan developed and adopted through the transportation planning process for an MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization).
The MTP addresses a planning horizon of 20 or more years and includes both short and long‐range transportation strategies and actions. The plan must be fiscally constrained to demonstrate alignment between proposed transportation investments and reasonably available sources of revenue, either existing or future.
The MTP update will ensure the objectives outlined by the MPO, the state, and the public transportation providers for the development of the metropolitan area’s transportation network are being met. Federal Law (23 CFR 450.322 and 23 USC 134) requires the MTP be updated at least every five-years and provides requirements on the process and content for the plan.
Updates began on March 1st, 2019 and will be concluded by August 30th, 2020
The current Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2015-2040 serves as an important framework that addresses the transportation needs of the Santa Fe MPO over a 25 year horizon. It was adopted by the MPO Transportation Policy Board in August of 2015.
The MTP reflects our community’s vision for the future transportation system – roads, bridges, bikeways, and pedestrian facilities, transit/rail facilities, operations, and program support. It integrates mode-specific master plans and corridor studies.
The MTP enables and guides the use of federal, state and local funding for transportation network improvements.
Once reviewed and certified by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways and Transit Administrations, the Santa Fe MTP guides future capital investment to improve all modes of transportation within the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Area.
READ CURRENT AND PAST PLANS:
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
The Public Participation Plan (PPP) guides public participation activities conducted by the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (the “MPO”). The process outlined in the Public Participation Plan is the basis for the development of the twenty-five year Metropolitan Transportation Plan and its amendments. The process shall result in plans and programs that consider all transportation modes and supports metropolitan community development and social goals
The SFMPO is working with Public Information Associates (PIA) on reaching the public for the MTP.
They have helped us to identify stakeholders, finalize survey responses, and translate responses from Spanish.
They are working on updates to the PPP, and finalizing a summary of our efforts.
After mapping, projects can be prioritized for funding and implementation. The highest priority projects will be accessible for review with member governments so they can be included into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). . Based on concentrations of high priority projects, high priority pedestrian improvement zones can be designated to complete improvements by geographic area.