The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

As the metropolitan planning organization for Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, Eastgate is required to conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, with a 20-year horizon, that results in producing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program for the region.

The MTP is a long range planning document that brings together local governments to identify transportation needs and coordinate transportation projects and policies over the next two decades. Eastgate coordinates the development of the MTP with communities throughout the planning area, and with other local, state and federal agencies. The MTP maintains eligibility for Mahoning and Trumbull Counties to receive federal transportation funding to improve, maintain, and operate highways, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks, and related facilities. Transportation projects must be included in the MTP to be eligible to receive federal funding within the Eastgate planning area.

Draft 2050 MTP Document

The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update provides recommended strategies and projects to maintain and develop the region’s transportation system through 2040. This plan is an update to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan that was approved by Eastgate’s General Policy Board (GPB) in 2013. It is a federal requirement to update this plan to address performance measures and subsequent amendments as introduced by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFEEA-LU), Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in addition to the Metropolitan Transportation planning rule (23 CFR Parts 450 and 771) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update was developed over several years to acknowledge completed projects and changes in the transportation network that transpire during the metropolitan planning process. This plan was created by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments with the assistance of public and private stakeholders and transportation representatives at the local, state, and federal levels. This update includes an overview of regional trends, goals, planning components, a funding forecast, projects, performance measures, and implementation strategies. This update provides an important base for building a resilient, forward-looking infrastructure, with the ability to adjust and adapt to future challenges.

To download a copy of the 2040 MTP Update click here.