Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MPO?

A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the policy board of an organization created and designated to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. MPOs are required to represent localities in all urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations over 50,000, as determined by the U.S. Census. MPOs are designated by agreement between the governor and local governments that together represent at least 75 percent of the affected population (including the largest incorporated city, based on population) or in accordance with procedures established by applicable state or local law.

Source: Federal Transit Administration

There are a lot of acronyms used throughout this site.  What do they stand for?

Transportation planning uses a lot of acronyms.  Click here for a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms.


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