What is the RVMPO model?


The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO)
model is an analysis tool used to forecast travel patterns (auto, walk,
bike, transit) on the transportation system. The RVMPO model
forecasts how travel and transportation system conditions are likely to
respond to changes in land use, population, employment, new
transportation facilities, transit service, and public policy.

To learn more about this regional computer model for transportation forecasting, click here.

To download an informational brochure on the model, click here.

Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD)

Two pollutants are a concern in the Rogue Valley, and must be addressed in transportation planning: carbon monoxide (CO) in Medford, and particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) in the RVMPO.

Federal rules require completion of an air quality conformity determination as part of the RTP and TIP approval process. The determination must show that the region's transportation plans will not degrade air quality. In metropolitan areas, the policy board of the MPO must formally make a conformity determination on its transportation plan and Transportation Improvement Program before submitting them to the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) for an independent review and conformity determination.

These tasks and documents must be kept up-to-date or the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization would lose its eligibility for federal transportation funds.

  • View the current Air Quality Conformity Determination here.
  • View the previous Air Quality Conformity Determination here.

State Implementation Plan (SIP)

The State Implementation Plan is an air quality plan that shows how an area will meet National Air Quality Standards.  SIPs are required for nonattainment or maintanence areas, prepared by the state, and approved by EPA.  SIPs provide for the implementation and enforcement of emmission control measures from all source categories.

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Discretionary Funds: 2019–2021 Project Solicitation

The RVMPO is currently soliciting for projects for 2019-2021 CMAQ and STBG federal funds. Please find the application packet below, which includes detailed instructions and information on project eligibility and other criteria. Please note that the application submittal deadline is December 2, 2016 at 5pm.

Applications Received, December 2016

AQCD & SIPs

Environmental Mitigation for Transportation Sources

Air Quality Conformity Determination

Two pollutants are a concern in the Rogue Valley, and must be addressed in transportation planning: carbon monoxide (CO) in Medford, and particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) in the RVMPO. Federal rules require completion of an air quality conformity determination as part of the RTP and TIP approval process. The determination must show that the region's transportation plans will not degrade air quality. In metropolitan areas, the policy board of the MPO must formally make a conformity determination on its transportation plan and Transportation Improvement Program before submitting them to the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) for an independent review and conformity determination.

These tasks and documents must be kept up-to-date or the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization would lose its eligibility for federal transportation funds.

State Implementation Plan

The State Implementation Plan is an air quality plan that shows how an area will meet National Air Quality Standards.  SIPs are required for nonattainment or maintenance areas, prepared by the state, and approved by EPA.  SIPs provide for the implementation and enforcement of emmission control measures from all source categories.

Click here to see map of Carbon Monoxide attainment area.

*File is very large and may take a considerable amount of time to download

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Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)

The Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) implements the first, short-range phase of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). MTIP projects are incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which initiates the process of releasing funds for project implementation. The MTIP identifies all funding sources, work to be accomplished, and the timing. The MTIP must be kept current with project changes and must demonstrate the Rogue Valley region's conformity with federal Clean Air Act requirements.

 

Adopted 2018-2021 RVMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The RVMPO is programming nearly $121 million in projects for the TIP timeframe, 2018-2021.  As part of the adoption process, the RVMPO has demonstrated that Clean Air Act requirements will be met with implementation of programmed projects.  To maintain consistency, the RVMPO amended the Regional Transportation Plan.  Both the amended plan and the program of projects are fiscally constrained, meaning funds for the work described is available.  Projects from the TIP are incorporated into the 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which has been approved by the governor and accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Adopted 2015-2018 MTIP

 

Adopted 2012-2015 MTIP