Regional Transportation Plan

Welcome to the Northern Middlesex Regional Transportation Plan update page for 2020. This update has been put together by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments in an effort to provide information to the public and local officials regarding the Regional Transportation Plan for 2040. 

The Regional Transportation Plan identifies and analyzes transportation infrastructure and service improvement needs in the Northern Middlesex region. Covering a 20-year planning horizon, the plan includes strategies for developing an integrated multi-modal transportation network including pedestrian, biking and motorized travel. The RTP is updated every four years, in accordance with federal requirements.  The updated plan identifies existing and projected transportation needs and guides the prioritization of federal transportation investments. The RTP helps to determines how Federal and State funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in the region.

You participation in this process is critical in helping determine how we spend our federal and state transportation funds over the next 20 years.  To help hear your concerns and opinions, we have developed an online survey to help determine transportation priorities in the Northern Middlesex Region.

Printable copies of the survey in the Top five most spoken languages other than english are provided below. Please email to return these surveys.

  1. Regional Transportation Plan Survey - Spanish
  2. Regional Transportation Plan Survey - Khmer
  3. Regional Transportation Plan Survey - Portugese
  4. Regional Transportation Plan Survey - Vietnamese
  5. Regional Transportation Pan Survey - Chinese

We also have three upcoming Open Houses designed to hear public feedback on transportation issues in the region. 

  • February 28th from 1-3 PM at Westford Town Hall
  • March 7th from 4:30-7:30 at the Lowell Senior Center 
  • March 14th from 4:30-7:30 at Tewksbury Town Hall

Regional Transportation Plan Open house Invitation


The current 2016-2040 RTP has been endorsed by the Northern Middlesex MPO.  Links to the document are below.  Any comments can be sent to

Full Document (excludes Appendices)

List of Individual Chapters:


Translations of the RTP executive Summary:

At the March 8th, 2016 NMMPO meeting, members endorsed  a self certification compliance statement regarding Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) requirements for MPO's.  These requirements include the evaluation and tracking of GHG emissions and impacts for RTP and TIP documents.  A link to the full compliance statement is available here.

NMMPO GWSA Self Certification Compliance Statement

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