The Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Plan (M/RTP) is a compilation of coordinated city, county and state planning efforts for the Tri-Cities Urban Area (MPO) and the Benton-Franklin region (RTPO). The plan is in accord with state and federal guidelines and requirements.
The plan is based on least cost planning methodologies to attain the most cost-effective facilities, services and programs that function as an integrated multi-modal regional transportation system; ensures preservation of that system; and makes efficient use of facilities to relieve congestion and maximize mobility of people and goods.
The plan presents regional level of service standards; evaluates the operational level of service of regional facilities for current conditions and for ten and twenty year horizons; assess current and future capacity deficiencies; presents short, medium and long range transportation projects of each regional jurisdiction; presents a financial plan demonstrating how the transportation plan will be implemented; includes goals, policies and action strategies to guide the planning process for the next twenty years.
The plan establishes consistency with the jurisdiction six-year Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) and the MPO/RTPO TIP; the transit development programs of Ben Franklin Transit; the land use and transportation elements of city and county comprehensive plans and the Washington Transportation Plan.
2011-2032 Metropolitan & Regional Transportation Plan
TABLE OF CONTENTS – Cover Page and Table of Contents
PREFACE-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Introduction and Executive Summary
CHAPTER 1 – Regional Overview
CHAPTER 2 – Regional Transportation Issues and Concerns
CHAPTER 3 – Regional Transportation Goals and Policies
CHAPTER 4 – The Regional MultiModal Transportation System
CHAPTER 5 – Demographics, Population and Land Use
CHAPTER 6 – Tri-Cities Area Traffic Model
CHAPTER 7 – Model Results and Metropolitan Transportation System Evaluation
CHAPTER 8 – Rural Jurisdictions Street and Road System Evaluation
CHAPTER 9 – Finances
CHAPTER 10 – Plan Implementation
CHAPTER 11 – Public and Agency Involvement
APPENDIX A – Federal MPO Requirements
APPENDIX B – Washington State RTPO Requirements
APPENDIX C – Regional Consistency and Certification Process
APPENDIX D – Industry and Major Employers Directory
APPENDIX E – Tri-City Area Population, Housing and Employment Projections by TAZ
APPENDIX F – List of Model Deficiencies
APPENDIX G – Financial Plan Revenue Sources
APPENDIX H – RTPO Twenty Year Project Listings for Urban and Rural Jurisdictions
APPENDIX I – Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX J – Public and Agency Involvement
APPENDIX K – 2010 Transportation Survey