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How Would YOU Transform 2045?

The Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMCMPO) provides transportation planning services for Bloomington, Ellettsville, and parts of Monroe County, Indiana.  Please access the 2045 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN Draft for Adoption here.  This final draft incorporates public comments gathered during the formal 30-day public comment period ending on October 5.  Adoption of this Plan will be on the Policy Committee agenda for the October 9, 2020 meeting.

 

What is a transportation plan and why is it important?

Transportation is a common thread in the quality of life of the residents of any community. People need to move safely and efficiently between their homes, workplaces, shopping, and recreational activities. For each trip that a person makes, there are options. What mode of travel will be used? Which route will best connect the trip origin with its destination? What are the costs and benefits of the decisions made with regard to each trip?

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) serves primarily as a means to predict future transportation needs and to illustrate a plan of action to meet those needs. Specifically, it provides a menu of transportation projects to be implemented over the next 25 years that will alleviate projected congestion points, safety hazards, and connectivity limitations. By using the following links you may access our currently adopted transportation plan.

 

2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Federal requirements mandate that the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) maintain at least a 20-year planning horizon.  Through the development of an MTP, the Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMCMPO) seeks to answer questions like:

  • What should transportation in Bloomington and Monroe County look like in 2040?
  • What are our transportation priorities for the future and how do we achieve that vision?

In 2018, the Policy Committee adopted Transform2040.  The BMCMPO updates the MTP every five years in order to maintain a minimum 20-year time horizon. Because of this, staff regularly initiate an update process for the next forthcoming MTP every few years.

 

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization is once again updating its Metropolitan Transportation Plan, this time out to the year 2045.  Please see below for information on workshops, public meetings, and other public input or engagement activities in which all are welcome to attend.

 

2045 MTP - Goals and Objectives Public Meetings/Workshops

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm, Bloomington Transit Center - Board Room (301 S Walnut St)
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ellettsville Town Hall - Meeting Room (1150 W Guy McCown Dr)

 

2045 MTP - Goals, Objectives, and Early Planning Stage Feedback Public Meetings/Workshops*

  • CANCELED:  Wednesday, April 2, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm, Bloomington Transit Center - Board Room (301 S Walnut St)
  • CANCELED:  Wednesday, April 2, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ellettsville Town Hall - Meeting Room (1150 W Guy McCown Dr)
  • CANCELED:  Thursday, April 3, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm, Switchyard Brewing Company - Boardroom (419 N Walnut St)

 

2045 MTP - Draft Document Public Meetings/Workshops*

  • CANCELED:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm, Bloomington Transit Center - Board Room (301 S Walnut St)
  • CANCELED:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ellettsville Town Hall - Meeting Room (1150 W Guy McCown Dr)
  • CANCELED:  Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm, Switchyard Brewing Company - Boardroom (419 N Walnut St)

 

2045 MTP - Final Draft Public Meeting*

  • CANCELED:  Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm, Bloomington City Hall - Atrium (401 N Morton St)

 

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these Public Meetings/Workshops were replaced by a pubic survey, entitled "How Would YOU Transform 2045?", and was open from May 29 through July 6, 2020.

 

Please review draft materials for the 2045 MTP below:

DRAFT FOR PUBLIC REVIEW: Transform2045 - 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan