Regional Transportation Plan

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) specifies the policies, projects, and programs necessary over a 20-25 year period to maintain, manage, and improve the region’s transportation systems.  The Plan is updated every three years to:

  • Provide a comprehensive long-range view of transportation needs and opportunities for Merced County.
  • Establish goals and objectives for the future transportation system
  • Identify the actions necessary to achieve outlined goals; and
  • Describe a funding strategy and options for implementing the actions

The RTP’s scope is Regional: The issues transcend the boundaries of local jurisdictions.

The RTP concerns Transportation: The movement of people and goods, for purposes such as working, shopping, school, or recreation, and by means of autos, trucks, buses, trains, planes, bicycles, or walking.

The RTP is a Plan: It identifies problems and proposes solutions. It is long-term, looking more than twenty years into the future. It must balance priorities with expected funding.

For more information about the current Regional Transportation Plan and future updates, please use the links below.

2018 RTP

Program Environmental Impact Report 

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). MCAG is requesting input regarding the scope and content of the environmental information. 
Responses are due by Friday, June 16, 2017. A scoping meeting will be held on June 8, 2017 beginning at 1:30 PM in the MCAG Office Conference Room at 369 West 18th Street, Merced, CA.

Please see this Notice for more information.

Public Outreach


Previous Plans

2014 RTP - adopted