ECOS Metropolitan Transportation Plan
2018 ECOS Plan Adopted
The CCRPC adopted the 2018 ECOS Plan on June 20, 2018 following two years of analysis and public outreach. The ECOS Plan includes the MTP, Regional Plan, and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Chittenden County. More information »
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.
2018 ECOS Plan Update
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) adopted the 2018 ECOS Plan on June 20, 2018, an update to the 2013 ECOS Plan. This 2018 update focused mainly on updates to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), and will serve as the Region’s Enhanced Energy Plan. The CCRPC’s Long-Range Planning Committee led this effort, along with assistance from sub-committees and the Transportation Advisory Committee. Additionally, the Transportation Demand Model was updated to enhance to region’s travel forecasting capabilities and to inform the transportation sections of the Plan.
For more information and to view the full 2018 ECOS Plan, click here »
For more information, please contact Eleni Churchill, Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 861-0117.