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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!

Here is the draft list of transportation projects in order of priority. Please let us know if you find errors, or have insight about this list. We are actively communicating about it with professionals in the field now, but could miss something that you are aware of.
The official comment period closed March 30, 2020.

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.



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. 

  • At this time, we are planning to meet with City & County officials and representatives for the Pueblo of Tesuque to discuss the plan. This will be at the April 23, monthly Transportation Policy Board (TPB) meeting, 5:00 PM, Roundhouse room at Market Station in the railyard, next to REI. This meeting is always open to the public.  We will update this with new COVID19 restrictions as they become known. 

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!




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.

Public Participation Framework: 
2020-2045 MTP

Plan Objectives:

  • Be developed in consultation with all interested parties.
  • Ensure that the planning process and planning work products employ innovative visualization and other public engagement techniques to the maximum extent practicable.
  • Provide interested parties with ample opportunities to offer ideas, suggestions, and other input on both the planning process and the content of any planning products.
  • A schedule for workshops and other meetings shall be developed in consultation with a team selected to support the process to give interested parties opportunities to provide input to the plan.
  • Provide for consultation with Federal, State, and tribal wildlife, land management, and regulatory agencies regarding potential environmental mitigation activities and potential areas to carry out these activities, including activities that may have the greatest potential to restore and maintain the environmental functions affected by the plan.
  • Provide for systematic documentation and archiving of any input received.
  • Ensure that all public information is available in electronic, accessible formats and means, as appropriate, to afford reasonable opportunity for public consideration.
  • Provide for holding all public meetings at convenient, accessible locations and times.

 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.



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


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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. 


Show us what you are thinking!

Thanks to everyone who took our official survey!
This is now closed, but if you missed it, you may leave us specific comment on our public input map. Keep them short!

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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.