Long Range Transportation Plan

In metropolitan areas, the transportation plan is the statement of the ways the region plans to invest in the transportation system.  Per federal regulations, the plan shall "include both long range and short-range program strategies and actions that lead to the development of an integrated, intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods." 

The plan addresses: 

  • Policies, strategies, and projects for the future
  • A systems level approach by considering roadways, transit, non-motorized transportation, and intermodal connection
  • Projected demand for transportation services over 20 years
  • Regional land use, development, housing, and employment goals and plans
  • Cost estimates and reasonably available financial sources for operation, maintenance, and capital investments
  • Ways to preserve existing roads and facilities and make efficient use of the existing system

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the long-range statewide transportation plan must be consistent with each other.  The MTP must be updated every five years in air quality attainment areas or every four years in non-attainment or maintenance areas. 

MPOs should make special efforts to engage interested parties in the development of the plan. Finally, in cases where a metropolitan area is designated as a non-attainment or maintenance area, the plan must conform to the SIP for air quality. 


MOVE2042 is the latest Transportation Plan for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Planning Area. This plan focuses on both short-term and long-term transportation improvements in the urban areas of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge parishes. It was officially adopted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by the Transporation Policy Commitee (TPC) consitituting the elected officials from the above parishes. It is both data-driven and incorporated public and stakeholder input.  MOVE2042 is a federally mandated plan and is rquired for federal transportation funds to flow in to our region.  Also, for any major transportation project in the Capital Region to become implemented, regardless of funding source, it must be included in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  To keep up with the community's changing needs, the plan is updated every four years.  MOVE2042 addresses not only traditional forms of transportation but also includes transportation by means of public transit, walking and biking.  Lastly, MOVE2042 is fiscally constrained meaning only projects that can reasonably be expected to have adequate funding can be included in the implementation program.

MOVE 2042 - Final Report


To learn more about the planning process that went into development of this plan or download the individual chapters, click on the image below.

The previous long range plan documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.