ABOUT THE PLAN
CAMPO 2045 Plan
The CAMPO 2045 Plan is a long-range regional plan focused on transportation needs for the next 20-plus years. The 2045 Plan includes many types of travel – roads, walking, biking, transit, and also technology to reduce and make travel more efficient. The 2045 Plan considers the diversity of the Capital Area and plans for the needs of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
The 2045 Plan, referred to as the Regional Transportation Plan, or RTP, is used to set regional transportation priorities for a five-year period. Since the region’s needs are ever-changing the projects in the RTP can be amended twice a year to update funding sources, project descriptions, and even add or remove projects.
What is the 2045 Plan?
The 2045 Plan includes ideas and recommendations from studies done for various transportation modes, a list of projects that can reasonably be funded and completed in the next 25 years, and projects that are needed but can’t be funded at this time.
How are projects chosen for the 2045 Plan?
Project sponsors such as local governments and transportation agencies such as TxDOT, Capital Metro, and others submit project to be included in the Plan. Project sponsors are responsible for finding funding, getting public input, designing, and ultimately constructing and maintaining a project. Project sponsors can only submit projects that are within their jurisdiction. After a project sponsor submits a project, it is evaluated, scored, presented to the public for comment, and finally considered by CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board for inclusion in the Plan.
How are projects in the 2045 Plan paid for?
Projects in the 2045 Plan can include a variety of funding sources – local, state, federal, and sometimes even private dollars. The Plan includes projects that can reasonably be paid for in the next 25 years as well as a list of additional projects.
A calculation of local, state, and federal funding for the area is done so CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board can budget and prioritize the projects included in what’s called the fiscally constrained project list. Projects that are still needed but aren’t expected to be funded with the projected 25-year budget are listed in what’s called the Illustrative Project List in case additional funding becomes available.