We Need Your Help!!!
The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) serves as the long-range plan for the transportation system within the Birmingham metropolitan region. As part of 2045 RTP development, the RPCGB will gather input from the region’s citizens, the business community, state and local planning partners and other transportation stakeholders on projects and programs that are needed to advance transportation movement throughout the Birmingham region.
- Updates on the progress of the RTP Update
- Interactive mapping that will allow citizens to view and provide input on potential projects
- Surveys to gather your input at key milestones
In addition to our web presence, RPCGB staff will also be conducting the following activities:
- Utilization of the existing MPO committee structure
- Pop-up meetings or kiosks at community events
What is the Regional Transportation Plan?
The RTP identifies and analyzes transportation needs within the metropolitan region, articulates a vision for how the transportation system will be organized and function, identifies broad goals and project priorities, and considers the reality of future funding availability. The RTP identifies roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, intelligent transportation systems, and other improvements needed through 2045.
The RTP is federally required to ensure coordination between local, county and state transportation systems and services. Developing the RTP will be a collaborative effort between the public, local governments, and state and federal partners. Over the course of the study, staff from the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) will examine future transportation needs of the region and determine how to best address those needs.
Four Step Process of the 2045 RTP Update
March - May 2018
1 | Defining the Mission – Identifying transportation needs and setting a clear vision and goals on what the plan is to accomplish - COMPLETE
June - December 2018
2 | Developing the Plan – Identifying the projects to solve future transportation needs and develop a cost feasible plan
January - March 2019
3 | Vetting the Plan – Solicit public feedback on the proposed projects, programs and policies identified in the plan
April 2019 and Beyond
4 | Adopting, Implementing and Monitoring the Plan – Tracking the progress in achieving the plan’s goals and implementing the priority projects
Why is the Regional Transportation Plan Important?
Through the process of identifying long-range and short-range strategies to improve the multimodal transportation system in the Birmingham area, the RTP will serve to:
- Determine travel demand patterns throughout the region based on existing development and projected growth
- Identify cost-effective methods and the use of emerging technology to maximize investment of limited funding sources
- Advance a more robust transit system
- Connect residents to jobs and facilitate efficient freight movement to promote and preserve the economic vitality of the region
- Recognize the need for bicycle and pedestrian travel to promote mobility choices and the overall quality of life in the region
- Reflect the vision of a diverse and vibrant community to keep a better Birmingham region moving forward
August 1, 2018
Results from the completed surveys have been compiled and are available at the links below.
As the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan Update progresses, links to documents such as fact sheets, maps, and reports will be posted here as they are completed.