Land Use & Transportation

The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) emphasizes the important link between land use and transportation. In short, land use and development patterns affect the distances individuals must drive to employment, retail sites and services and affect the mode of transportation that individuals take to reach their destinations. In an effort to better coordinate land use and transportation planning in the region, MRMPO encourages local jurisdictions working on all levels of land use plans, such as comprehensive plans, area plans, sector plans, or station area plans to contact us to discuss the coordination of plans to ensure they are consistent with one another.

Upon request, we can provide data for use in the development of local plans and can provide comments and guidance on transportation-related objectives and strategies.

Our Services Include

  • Socioeconomic data-current and projected population and employment
  • Roadway data-current and projected roadway conditions and traffic counts
  • Origin/destination analysis
  • Perspectives on regional use of a roadway facility
  • Congestion Management Process strategies
  • Recommendations for incorporating public transportation and alternative modes
  • Accessibility analysis
  • Pedestrian Composite Index- helps prioritize and identify high priority places for pedestrian improvements based on the presence of pedestrian generators and deterrents
  • Future transit corridors
  • Crash data analysis

A multi-agency subcommittee, the Land Use and Transportation Integration Committee, works on addressing regional land use and transportation planning efforts. If you would like to learn more about this committee, email Caeri Thomas or call 505-724-3604.

Scenario Planning

The scenario planning process, undertaken as a part of the Futures 2040 MTP development, was a major regional effort that considered land use and transportation planning together.

Learn more about the scenario planning process.