2017 RTP Guidelines for MPOs

2017 RTP Guidelines for MPOs (PDF)

Table of Contents

2017 RTP Guidelines for MPOs Chapters/Sections
Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.0 Applicability of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines

1.1 Why Conduct Long-Range Transportation Planning
1.2 RTPs & the California Transportation Plan
1.3 Background & Purpose of the RTP Guidelines
1.4 Metropolitan Planning Organizations in California
1.5 Purpose of the RTP
1.6 California Transportation Planning & Programming Process
1.7 MAP-21/FAST Act Items Impacting the Development of RTPs
1.8 Key Additions to the 2017 RTP Guidelines
Chapter 2 – RTP Process
2.1 State Requirements 
2.2 Background on State Climate Change Legislation & Executive Orders 
2.3 Promoting Public Health & Health Equity
2.4 Federal Requirements
2.5 Relationship Between the RTP, OWP, FTIP, STIP, & FSTIP
2.6 Consistency with Other Planning Documents
2.7 Coordination with Other Planning Processes
2.8 RTP Development Sequencing Process
2.9 Adoption – Update Cycles & Amendments
2.10 RTP Checklist
Chapter 3 – RTP Analysis & Modeling
3.0 Introduction
3.1 Modeling in the RTP Development Process Transportation & Land Use
Models
3.2 Requirements for RTP Analysis
3.3 Travel Demand Modeling Quality Control & Consistency
3.4 RTP Modeling Improvement Program/Planning Practice Examples
3.5 RTP Travel Analysis Groupings – Federal/State Laws
Chapter 4 – RTP Consultation & Coordination
4.1 Consultation and Coordination
4.2 Title VI & Environmental Justice Considerations in the RTP
4.3 Social Equity Factors
4.4 Participation Plan
4.5 Private Sector Involvement
4.6 Consultation with Interested Parties
4.7 Input & Consultation on Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS)
Development
4.8 Interagency Coordination on SCS Development
4.9 Native American Tribal Government Consultation & Coordination
4.10 Consultation with Resource Agencies 
4.11 Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plans
Chapter 5 – RTP Environmental Considerations
5.0 Introduction
5.1 Environmental Documentation
5.2 FHWA/FTA Planning Final Rule - Federal Environmental Requirements
5.3 FHWA/FTA Planning Final Rule - Federal Environmental
Recommendations
5.4 Key Resource Areas for Avoidance & Mitigation
5.5 Project Intent Statements/Plan Level Purpose & Need Statements
5.6 Air Quality & Transportation Conformity
5.7 Analysis of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) & Achievement of SB 375 GHG
Targets
Chapter 6 - RTP Contents
6.1 Summary of RTP Components
6.2 Financial Overview
6.3 Fiscal Constraint
6.4 Listing of Constrained & Un-Constrained Projects
6.5 Revenue Identification & Forecasting
6.6 Estimating Future Transportation Costs
6.7 Asset Management
Modal Discussion
6.8 Highways 
6.9 Local Streets & Roads 
6.10 Transit
6.11 Bicycle & Pedestrian – Including AB 1396 California Coastal Trail 
6.12 Goods Movement (Maritime, Rail, Trucking, Aviation) 
6.13 Regional Aviation System
Programming/Operations 
6.14 Transportation System Operations & Management
6.15 Coordination with Programming Documents 
6.16 Transportation Projects Exempted from SB 375  
6.17 Regionally Significant Projects 
6.18 Regional ITS Architecture  
6.19 Future of Transportation & New Technology 
6.20 Transportation Safety  
6.21 Transportation Security 
6.22 Assessment of Capital Investment & Other Strategies 
6.23 Congestion Management Process 
Regional GHG Emissions Requirements & Considerations in the RTP 
6.24 GHG Emissions & Targets Background  
6.25 Contents of the SCS  
6.26 SCS Development 
6.27 SCS Process, Review & Acceptance  
6.28 Land Use & Transportation Strategies to Address Regional GHG
Emissions 
6.29 Alternative Planning Strategy (APS) Overview  
6.30 Adaptation of the Regional Transportation System to Climate Change  
Chapter 7 – Transportation Performance Management 
7.0 Introduction  
7.1 Federal Performance Goals & Measures 
7.2 Federal Performance-Based Approach & RTP Requirements 
7.3 State Goals & Performance Measures 
7.4 Performance Monitoring 
Appendices 
A Federal and State Transportation Planning Process Flowchart 
B State and Federal Programming Process Flowchart  
C Regional Transportation Plan Checklist 
D Title 23 CFR Part 450 Appendix A – Linking the Transportation Planning and NEPA Processes
E Integration of the Planning and NEPA Processes 
F MPO Air Quality Conformity Checklist
G Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 575 Statutory Language
H Alternative Planning Strategy (APS) 
I Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) and RTP Development
Information
J Glossary of Transportation Terms 
K AB 441, MPO Health Policies, Practices, or Projects Reflected in RTP
L Planning Practice Examples