2020 - 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Santa Fe MPO commenced steps to update the 2015 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as of March 1st, 2019. It was adopted on May 28, 2020
Last updated: 10/01/2020
The MTP was updated after consultation with many people! We presented the draft to the TPB on Thursday May 28, 2020 who requested important but minor changes, otherwise approving the document.
This document guides many of the transportation projects that you will see happening in your neighborhood, around the City of Santa Fe, in parts of Santa Fe County, or in the Pueblo of Tesuque.
To update the 2015 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Santa Fe MPO began March 1, 2019 and the plan was adopted ahead of schedule in May, 2020 by the TPB. It was due in August of 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 and is fiscally constrained to demonstrate alignment between proposed transportation investments and reasonably available sources of revenue, either existing or future. The plan can be amended as needed, and with the COVID19 pandemic changing fiscal outlooks prior to the plans adoption, many are expected amendments to this plan.
The MTP update ensures 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.
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 previous Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2015-2040 served as an important framework that addressed 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.
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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.