ECOS Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Metropolitan Planning Organizations, like the CCRPC, are required by Federal law to develop a long range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at least every five years. This document must include the strategies, actions and projects that will lead to “an integrated multimodal transportation system to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.” Federal funds cannot be used for projects and services unless they are consistent with an adopted long range plan. The MTP must also be financially constrained by the reasonably expected level of transportation funding.
Receipt of a HUD Regional Sustainability Planning Grant in 2010 led the CCRPC to combine each of our statutory regional plans into one document, resulting in the 2013 Chittenden County ECOS Plan (adopted 6/19/2013, amended 5/18/2016). The ECOS Plan includes: 1.) The Regional Plan mandated under state law; 2.) The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) required under Economic Development Administration rules; and 3.) The Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
Integrating three formerly stand-alone and distinctive plans into one document took some creative narrative construction. In order to address the required federal elements of the MTP, some of these elements are located in different part of the overall ECOS Plan. In order to help our federal MTP reviewers find those required pieces, we created this table that identifies the requirements as they can be found within the full 2013 ECOS Plan.
For more information, please contact Peter Keating, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *14.