+ 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is required to conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, with a 20-year horizon, that results in producing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the region.

The MTP is a long-range planning document that identifies transportation deficiencies, policies, strategies, and projects over the next two decades. It is updated on a four-year cycle.

The GBNRTC coordinates the development of the MTP with communities and residents throughout Erie and Niagara Counties and with other local, state, and federal agencies. The MTP makes the GBNRTC Planning Area (Erie and Niagara Counties) eligible to receive a large amount of federal transportation funding to improve, maintain, and operate highways, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks, and related facilities.

The current 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update was approved in February 2014.

View the current 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update Final (6.25 MB)

+ Buffalo Niagara 2050

The GBNRTC, along with community partners and regional stakeholders, is in the beginning stages of developing Buffalo Niagara 2050, the region’s next long-range transportation plan. Buffalo Niagara 2050 will determine the way we commute, travel to work, connect to shopping and schools, and move throughout the region. It will take a bold, fresh approach to solving present and future transportation challenges in our region and will focus on ways we can create a more efficient, greener, smarter, and sustainable transportation system for ourselves and for future generations.

Look for more information about Buffalo Niagara 2050 coming soon.