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+ Moving Forward 2050

Metropolitan Transportation Plans are the primary tools that regions have for laying out significant, long- term improvements in the regional transportation system.

Through One Region Forward, we learned what we as the Buffalo Niagara region want out of our transportation system in broad terms. Moving Forward 2050 will identify how our transportation systems can help us achieve the region’s goals via specific strategies and targeted transportation projects.

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Moving Forward 2050 will build off of where we are today and look at where we are headed tomorrow so we can realize what we want for our collective future. So this is more than just a plan, and it’s about more than just transportation – it is a regional vision for Buffalo Niagara, a better way for us to be Moving Forward to 2050.

+ 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update was approved in May 2018.

View the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update