About the MTP
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to submit two types of plans, a long-range and a short-range plan, to continue to receive federal transportation funds. The long-range transportation plan forecasts transportation needs for the next 20 to 25 years. Under federal law, all metropolitan areas with a population of more than 50,000 must have a metropolitan transportation plan (MTP). The MTP allows metropolitan areas to access federal funds. The long-range plan lists the goals, visions, projected growth, associated approaches to planning, and regional transportation projects. This plan analyzes what may happen in the coming decades, if current trends continue, and subsequently it proposes actions to improve travel-time reliability, prevent further harm to air quality and the natural environment, and promote a sustainable quality of life. The long-range plan guides decisions about which transportation projects to fund and implement in the short-range, four-year plan, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
On June 27, 2022, the AAMPO Transportation Policy Board adopted Mobility 2050. The document is currently under review for transportation conformity by State and Federal partners. For the current fully-approved MTP, Mobility 2045, please click here.
The Mobility 2050: Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), also known as the long-range transportation plan, was developed in collaboration with the region’s transportation partners and the public. It reflects the ongoing planning and project development efforts for implementation of transportation policies, programs, and projects. The MTP sets the framework for AAMPO’s continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated regional transportation planning efforts for the next 25 years. The plan provides for the efficient, safe, and convenient transportation of people and goods while helping to achieve the metropolitan area's overall economic, social, energy, and environmental goals.
To view or download Mobility 2050, click the button below.
Previous MTP Documents
The Mobility 2045: Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), also known as the long-range transportation plan, was developed in collaboration with the region’s transportation partners and the public. It reflects the ongoing planning and project development efforts for implementation of transportation policies, programs and projects. The MTP sets the framework for the MPO’s continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated regional transportation planning efforts for the next 25 years. The plan provides for the efficient, safe and convenient transportation of people and goods while helping to achieve the metropolitan area's overall economic, social, energy and environmental goals.
On December 8, 2014 the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Policy Board approved the region’s long range multi-modal transportation plan or Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This is the first MTP for the expanded MPO study area that includes all of Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties as well as a portion of Kendall County.
The MTP development process began in December 2012 with the adoption of population and employment control totals for the region.
Three rounds of 6-8 public meetings each were held at important points in the MTP development process:
- Regional transportation vision and goals (Fall 2013)
- How do we want to grow? (Spring 2014)
- Project selection (Fall 2014)
Technical analysis was also an important part of the Plan development process:
- Development and analysis of three potential population and employment growth scenarios
- Analysis of the Plan on Environmental Justice communities
- High level environmental analysis of all projects in the Plan
- Identification of future congested corridors and potential mitigation strategies
The MPO thanks the citizens, elected officials, agency staff, consultant team, and everyone that participated in the development of this regional long range transportation plan. For more information, please contact the MPO and remember, We Plan To Keep You Moving.
Approved on December 7, 2009
By the year 2035, there will be over 600,000 more people in the MPO study area. As our area grows and new jobs are created, our transportation needs increase as well. For this reason, the MPO is updating the MTP out to the year 2035. The MTP is a 25-year, long-range plan. It is used as a guide to plan for future transportation needs in the MPO study area, which includes Bexar County and parts of Comal and Guadalupe Counties, and is updated every five (5) years. The MTP also lists the expenditure of federal, state, and local funds that become available for these projects.
Approved on December 6, 2004
Planning for the future transportation needs of this region requires a comprehensive look at the current transportation system, future demographics, and the anticipated available funding for the area for transportation projects. Although this seems like a simple exercise, there is a lot of work involved in improving the region’s transportation infrastructure. The San Antonio metropolitan area's economy and environment depend heavily on the condition and efficient performance of our regional transportation system. Recognizing the mobility needs of our community and addressing those needs will eventually lead to improvements in our economy and quality of life.