|(a) Requirements. Pursuant to 23 C.F.R. Part 450, each
metropolitan planning organization (MPO) shall develop a metropolitan
transportation plan (MTP) to address at least a 20-year planning horizon
and include both long-range and short-range strategies or actions
that lead to the development of an integrated intermodal transportation
system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and freight.
The MTP is cooperatively developed by the MPO, the department, and
public transportation operators as defined by 23 C.F.R. Part 450.
The MTP must be based on the funding assumptions and forecasts set
forth in §16.151 and §16.152 of this chapter (relating to
Long-Term Planning Assumptions and Cash Flow Forecast, respectively)
and the frequency and cycle for development, updates, and revisions
of the MTP must coincide and be compatible with the statewide long-range
transportation plan approval and update process described in §16.54
of this subchapter (relating to Statewide Long-Range Transportation
(b) Development. Development of a metropolitan transportation
plan (MTP) and all updates and revisions shall be conducted in accordance
with federal regulations. Each project in the MTP shall be assigned
a unique project number.
(c) Approval. Each metropolitan transportation plan
must be approved by the applicable MPO. Prior to any approval, there
must be adequate opportunity for public involvement in the development
of the plan, in accordance with federal regulations.
(d) Submission of new and revised plans. Copies of
any new or revised MTPs must be submitted to the governor, or to the
department if the governor delegates this authority to the commission,
for information purposes. Copies must also be provided to the FHWA,
FTA, and other applicable federal agencies.
(e) MTP public participation. Each MPO will develop
a public participation process covering the development of an MTP
in accordance with federal regulations. The MPOs shall also use the
same process in amending the MTP.