The creation and maintenance of the areas long-range transportation plan is a core function
of Metroplan as the regions designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
The Metroplan Board of Directors adopted METRO 2030.2, the current long-range transportation
plan for the Central Arkansas Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) area, in March 2010.
Long-range plans are routinely updated every five years and cover a period of twenty to
twenty-five years in the future. Long-range plans are undertaken in an effort to clearly provide
a common vision for investment in improving regional transportation infrastructure during the