CRPC's Bylaws

This document was created to form CRPC and elaborate on the organization's facets that make up the entity.  This includes: purpose, membership, committees, officers, elections, meetings, and procedures. Click here for CRPC's Bylaws Document

MPO Committees

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: 
TAC Members, Representative Entities, & TAC Bylaws
TPC: 
TPC MembersTPC 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: 
UPWP 2011
UPWP 2012
UPWP 2013
UPWP 2014
UPWP 2015
UPWP 2016
UPWP 2017
UPWP 2018

Congestion Management Process

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. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems

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 2015ITS 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

Comprehensive Land Use Plans from the Capital Region

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

Transportation Improvement Program

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 09/14/17) & 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 09/14/17).

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). 

For past versions of the TIP, click here: TIP 13-17, and TIP 11-14.  

Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2037

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

LADOTD CMAQ Funding Selection Process

This document outlines how DOTD selects projects for CMAQ funding.  Find out more here: LADOTD CMAQ Funding Selection Process

Air Quality Planning

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

Economic Development

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.

Capital Region Transportation Safety Coalition

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

Bike & Pedestrian

CRPC plans for non-motorized forms of transportation.  Some helpful documents for bicycling include: the Bike Safety Toolkit, DOTD Transportation Alternatives, Travel Demand Management Plan for 2014, the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, and DOTD's Safe Routes to School

LADOTD Complete Streets Policy

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

Annual List of Federally Obligated Projects

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

STP>200k Project Selection Process

Surface Transportation Program (STP) > 200K is one of the federal transportation funding sources that is directly administered by the Capital Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (CRMPO)'s Transporation Policy Committee (TPC). This document is a guide to how projects funded through this program within the area are selected for inclusion in the MTP and TIP.  The first selection process was adopted by the MPO Policy Committe in August 2011. Read the full STP>200K Project Selection Process for more details. 

Under FAST Act, the name of this program has been changed to Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) > 200K. MPO updated 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 and by the TPC on Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A complete copy of the new selection process can be downloaded by clicking on STGB>200K Proposed Project Selection Process (Final).

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

Louisiana Bicycle Laws

To ensure your compliance with the state's bicycle laws, please read the Louisiana Bicycle Laws Document

CRPC Newsletters: 

CRPC issues a quarterly newsletter.  Find our archives here: CRPC's Newsletters.

Fight Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone.  More details available here: Fight Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Louisiana Citizen Awareness & Disaster Evacuation Guide

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.