Updated every four years, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Horizon 2035, is the planning document that identifies transportation related needs and wants  and project specific surface transportation investments through the year 2035 in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  Each transportation project that is regionally significant and/or utilizes federal transportation funds must be identified in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

The MTP provides the 20-year vision is based upon the Goals and Objectives established by the TPC. The 20 year horizon provides for a regional direction of how transportation will evolve in the MPA and the communities therein.  The plan reflects comprehensive land use and other plans from the jurisdictions within the MPA to ensure a more realistic picture of how the area is expected to change, develop, and/or remain the same over time. The planning process, by using information and data from land use plans, forecasts what our communities and the MPA will be like in terms of population, jobs, housing, commuting patterns, financing, and general land use in the future.  This process is based on data; socioeconomic projections and air quality modeling are important pieces of the plan development process, as are anticipated funding sources. 

Transportation Performance Management, or Performance Based Transportation Planning plays an integral role in the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Performance measures identified by the Transportation Policy Committee, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration help to guide the identification of transportation related issues and associated project development.

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is approved by the Transportation Policy Committee and reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Environmental Protection to ensure the MTP’s conformity with federal regulations.