Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Region 1 Planning Council (R1PC) is responsible for developing the regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), sometimes referred to as the long-range transportation plan (LRTP.) This plan addresses the transportation system in Boone County, Winnebago County, and northern Ogle County, providing an innovative and sustainable framework for the region’s transportation network over the next 20 – 30 years. The purpose of this plan is to identify the region’s transportation vision, strategies, and priorities for the transportation system including highways, bridges, public transit, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The current MTP, titled Transportation for Tomorrow (2040): A Long Range Transportation Plan for the Rockford Region, was last adopted by the MPO Policy Committee in July 2015.

Why do we do a Metropolitan Transportation Plan?

As a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Rockford Region, R1PC is required to conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process that results in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, as well as the short-range plan known as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

These two documents make projects within the region eligible to receive Federal and State transportation funding to improve, maintain, and expand the multimodal transportation network within the metropolitan planning area.

2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Work has begun on the 2020-2050 MTP. Updates on the progress of the plan will be posted below!

If you want to stay informed on the progress of the 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, sign up for our mailing list by email.

Comments and thoughts on the 2040 LRTP or the 2020-2050 MTP can sent to the MPO at 815.319.4180 or by email