Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is the principal agency for the state's transportation policies, plans, and programs developed in cooperation the Metropolitan/Regional Planning Offices (MPO/RPOs), stakeholders, and federal land management agencies.
Long Range Transportation Policy Plan
The 25-Year LRTPP is the basis for prioritizing multimodal transportation investments across the State. With it TDOT makes key long-term funding, policy, and investment decisions, such as the 10-Year Strategic Investment Program.
State Transportation Improvement Plan
The STIP is developed every 3 years and lists all regionally significant highway and public transit transportation projects proposed for funding, such as roadway, bridge, bicycle, pedestrian, safety and transit projects. It covers a period of four years and consistent with the LRTPP.
Federal law requires all urbanized areas of 50,000 or greater population to maintain a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). through which funding is channeled. Outside the MPOs planning is provided by the Rural Planning Organizations (RPO).
Bicycle & Pedestrian Policy
The Statewide Steering Committee for the STIP includes stakeholder rep's including users of bicycle transportation facilities. MPO BPAC
TDOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy is to routinely INTEGRATE bicycling and walking options into the transportation system
Nashville MPO Walking and Biking Website
Multi-modal Roadway Design
The Multi-modal Scoping Manual provides guidance for incorporating multimodal elements into transportation projects.
Multi-modal Design Guidelines intend to promote TDOT policy for the inclusion of multimodal accommodations in all transportation activities at the local, regional and statewide levels, and to develop a comprehensive, integrated, and connected multimodal transportation network.