The 3 C planning process is executed by the TPC and the TAC with the assistance of the LCMPO staff.

The LCMPO prepares 3 key fiscally constrained documents to support the decision making for the 3 C process.

These 3 documents are:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
    • Sets transportation vision for minimum 20+ year time-frame.
    • Establishes policies and allocates federal transportation funding to achieve this vision.
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
    • Implementation arm of the MTP.
    • Programs capital investments over the next 4 federal fiscal years.
  • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
    • Annual work program that includes staff planning activities that support the MTP vision and goals.

These 3 documents, with public participation and in conjunction with the supporting planning documents, function to facilitate the transportation planning process.