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.

Transportation Needs & Priorities Survey

As part of the update process to the MTP, we would like to hear about your needs and priorities for the transportation system by taking the following survey. Completing the survey is easy and should take five to 10 minutes.

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More information on this update process can be found below.

2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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

Public Engagement Opportunities

Public engagement is central to the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan update process and we are committed to engaging the public and stakeholders in a variety of ways. We are planning on hosting several public engagement sessions throughout the region at the end of February. More details are provided 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 be provided to the MPO by calling 815.319.4180 or by email

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.

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.