“Metroplan acts as a voice of regionalism and has worked as the council of local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization for central Arkansas since 1955.”

Long Range Plan

The creation and implementation of the area’s long range transportation plan is a principal  function of Metroplan as the region’s designated Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The current long-range transportation plan, Imagine Central Arkansas, was adopted by the Metroplan Board of directors in December of 2014.

The long-range plan is updated every five years and has a planning horizon of twenty to twenty –five years in the future. The long-range plan provides a vision for how to invest in and improve the regional transportation infrastructure of Central Arkansas.


 Public Review and Comment

Metroplan is pleased to provide the 2021-2024 CARTS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Amendment 2 to Central Arkansas 2050 for review and public comment. You are encouraged to review the projects included in both documents and provide feedback to Metroplan. Links to the documents are as follows:

1) Proposed amendments to the regional long-range metropolitan transportation plan (Central Arkansas 2050), and
2) The draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2021-2024 for the CARTS area.

The public comment period is from Sunday, February 14, 2021, through close of business day on Monday, March 15, 2021.



Central Arkansas 2050 – FINAL – December 2018

Central Arkansas 2050 – Amendment 1

Central Arkansas 2050 – Amendment 2 will be available soon.