Unified Planning Work Program
Congestion Management Process
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Comprehensive Land Use Plans
Transportation Improvement Program
Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2037
LADOTD CMAQ Funding Selection Process
Air Quality Planning
Capital Region Transportation Safety Coalition
Bicycle and Pedestrian
LADOTD Complete Streets Policy
Annual List of Federally Obligated Projects
STP>200k Project Selection Process
Public Participation Plan
Louisiana Bicycle Laws
Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Louisiana Citizen Awareness & Disaster Evacuation Guide
CRPC is Baton Rouge's designated Metropolitan Planning Organization. There are several committees which make up the MPO; which includes: the Technical Advisory Committee, Transportation Policy Committee, Bike and Pedestrian Committee, and the Coordinated Human Services Committee. Read these documents for more details:
TAC Members, Representative Entities, & TAC Bylaws
TPC Members, TPC Entity Members & TPC Bylaws
Bike & Pedestrian
Bike & Pedestrian Committee Members & Bylaws
Coordinated Human Services
Coordinated Human Services Plan
Unified Planning Work Program
The UPWP describes detailed transportation planning activities. The document outlines the technical and policy studies that will assist in further defining the comprehensive and multi-modal transportation improvement program approved for the area.
Find the Unified Planning Work Program Documents below:
CRPC works to alleviate congestion problems withing the region. The planning process looks at congestion-related issues using a set of technical tools, and basing evaluations on a discrete set of locally determined performance measures. Check out the CMP 2010 plan or the modified version of the CMP plan updated on 10/15/13.
The aim with this program is to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transportation and traffic management to enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated transportation networks. Check out the Intelligent Transportation Systems Resources here: Baton Rouge Regional ITS Architecture 2015, ITS Cooperative Endeavor Agreement, ITS Architecture Update Procedures, ITS Evaluation & Report for CR ATM/EOC, Baton Rouge Regional Architecture 2006, ITS Preliminary Implementation Plan, and ITS Early Deployment Plan.
The parishes that compose the Capital Region have developed their own land development plans for the future. You can find these comprehensive plans here: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parish.
Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to prepare and maintain the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In the TIP, the MPO identifies the transportation projects and strategies from its 25 year Long Range Transportation Plan that it plans to undertake over the next four years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region’s way of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities. For full details, read the 2015 TIP Document (Modified 06/22/17) & the FHWA TIP Amendment/Modification.
As a part of the TIP, this document outlines a timeline for highway improvement projects as well as the funds allocated. For more details, view the TIP Highway Projects Table (Modified 01/30/17).
As another part of the TIP, this document outlines transit improvement plans as well as the funds allocated. For more details, visit the TIP Transit Table (Modified 12/08/16).
This document is the principal transportation planning document for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area under Federal regulations. The plan, which outlines regional solutions to existing and future transportation needs, was developed through a coordinated process between the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), local jurisdictions, various agencies, and the public. It is intended to be a multimodal plan, and outlines a comprehensive transportation system that best addresses projected travel needs of the public to the year 2037. For full details, please view the MTP 2037 Plan. You can also read the MTP Update, MTP 2032 (schematic), and the Supplemental Report 2.1 Visioning Process.
This document is a shortened version of the full Metropolitan Transportation Plan outlining future transportation improvements within the MPO boundaries. For more details, read the full MTP Brochure.
The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the Baton Rouge MTP for 2037 and TIP FY 2013- 2017 conform to the motor vehicle emissions budgets specified in the applicable SIP for the Baton Rouge non-attainment area. The results from this study demonstrate that the total projected VOC and NOx emissions within the Baton Rouge non-attainment area are less than the established motor vehicle emissions budgets for these ozone-precursor pollutants; thus the MTP and TIP conform to the State Implementation Plan. For more details, read the full MTP 2037 Air Quality Conform Analysis.
Other Air Quality Planning documents can be found here: 2009 Conformity Report, CFI Air Quality Report, I-12 Widening, Rushing Rd. Air Quality Report, Baton Rouge Clean Air Action Report, Policy Guidance - Use of MOVES 2010 for SIPS and Transportation Conformity, FR Notice for Transportation Conformity and Hot Spot Analysis, LA 621 @ LA 73 @ I-10 Air Quality Report, LA 44 Air Quality Report, and FR Notice for Emission Inventories in SIPs, Transportation Conformity, and other purposes.
CRPC serves at the development district for the Economic Development Administration and the Delta Regional Authority. In addition, CRPC staff is responsible for drafting an economic development strategy. You can find the resources associated with economic development here: Delta Regional Authority, Louisiana Economic Development, Economic Development Administration, Delta Regional Authority Service Map, Louisiana Economic Development Service Maps, and the Economic Development Strategy for 2014.
CRPC is responsible for drafting a plan for safety for the region. Staff works with several partners and programs to create a safe place for drivers and pedestrians. Safety Coalition resources can be found here: Destination Zero Deaths, Highway Safety Research Group, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Regional Transportation Safety Plan.
Emphasis areas selected for the coalition based off of data from the LA Highway Safety Research Group of serious/moderate injuries and fatalities within the coalition's geographic region include: impaired driving, occupant protection, infrastructure and operations, bicycling and pedestrians, and young drivers. To see report, presentations, and publications for the 5 emphasis areas, click here.
In response to the request of Senate Concurrent Resolution 110, the Department of Transportation and Development organized a work group to create a comprehensive, integrated, connected transportation network for Louisiana that balances access, mobility, health, and safety needs of motorists, transit users, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities, which includes users of wheelchairs and mobility aids. It ensures a fully integrated transportation system, by planning, funding, designing, constructing, managing, and maintaining a complete and multi-modal network that achieves and sustains mobility, while encouraging and safely accommodating pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Read the full policy document here: LADOTD Complete Streets Policy. You can also check out the Complete Streets Report.
Federal Law, under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA), requires the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Organization (BRMPO), to publish a listing of projects using federal funds obligated in the previous federal fiscal year (FFY). The annual listing provides a record of project delivery for the previous year. The listing is also intended to increase the awareness of government spending on transportation projects to the public. Obligation of federal funds means that a project has received federal commitment for reimbursement, and does not necessarily mean that the project was initiated or completed in that year or indicate the total cost of that project. Find out more: Annual List of Federally Obligated Projects Report for Fiscal Years 2014, 2015.
One funding category contained in the MTP and TIP is STP>200k. This document is a guide to how projects funded through the program within the area are selected for inclusion in the MTP and TIP. Read the full STP>200K Project Selection Process for more details. The current process was adopted by the MPO Policy Committe in August 2011.
MPO is in the midst updating the above adopted process based on the feedback from the MPO members and lessons learned from the first three project calls. The new process was adopted by the MPO TAC on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. It will be included on the agenda for TPC approval on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. A complete draft copy of the proposed process can be downloaded by clicking on STGB>200K Proposed Project Selection Process (Draft).
CRPC Staff also developed a detailed project scoring guide which outlines the quantitative process for scoring each of the criteria. Read the STGB Project Scoring Guide for Details
We encourage the public to get involved with the planning process. Read the resources here associated with the Public Participation Plan: Public Participation Plan, Environmental Justice Report, Coordinated Human Services, Title VI, CRPC's Title VI Plan, LADOTD Title VI Plan, Title VI Complaint Form, and the Inventory of Federal Programs Providing Transportation to the Transportation Disadvantaged.
Disasters can happen at anytime. Be prepared with this Citizen's Guide for Evacuation and Disaster Guide to strategize your family's plan: Awareness & Disaster Evacuation Guide.