METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

About

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) coordinates transportation planning activities for all of McLennan County. Click here for a map showing the Metropolitan Area Boundary.

The MPO was established by the federal government to ensure that transportation decisions within the MPO area are performed in a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative process. The MPO provides a forum for local input into the expenditure of federal highway and transit dollars.

The MPO is governed by a 20 member Policy Board who adopts all MPO plans and programs and determines regional transportation policy. For a current list of Policy Board members, click here.

The Policy Board

The Policy Board receives technical recommendations regarding specific projects and all plans and programs from the MPO Technical Committee. For a current list of Technical Committee members, click here.

See the meetings page for information regarding the next scheduled Policy Board and Technical Committee meetings.

“Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)" provides funding for project construction, transit programs, and planning activities. It also identifies the primary goals of the MPO and governs its activities. For more information on MAP-21, visit the Federal Highway Administration.

      

     

Notice of Public Comment Period

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO),
WILL BE RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON AMENDMENTS TO

CONNECTIONS 2040: THE WACO METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN,
THE 2017-2020 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
AND THE WACO RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDOR STUDY DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting comments regarding proposed amendments to Connections 2040: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the 2017-2020 Waco Urbanized Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In addition, the MPO is also soliciting public input on regarding the Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report. 

The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) outlines the transportation needs for the metropolitan area through the year 2040 and the projects required to address the projected needs. Recommended priorities within the MTP must be constrained to a realistic estimate of future revenues and must be reevaluated every 5 years.  The MPO has identified fiscally constrained transportation priorities to address anticipated regional transportation needs and is soliciting public comment regarding these priorities.  The TIP is a list of federally funded highway or transit projects scheduled for implementation within the Waco Metropolitan Area during fiscal years 2017 to 2020.  A copy of the current MTP and TIP, the proposed amendments and the Waco Rapid Transit Study Draft Recommendations Report, to evaluate the potential for rapid transit in the City of Waco, can be viewed online at the below links and at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

MPO Offices, Dr. Mae Jackson City of Waco Development Center, 401 Franklin Ave
Waco Transit Administration Center, 301 South 8th Street

Three public informational meetings will be conducted to provide information regarding these documents and to accept comments from the public.  These meetings are scheduled for:

Thursday November 16, 2017, 12:00 noon, Waco Transit Administrative Building, 301 S. 8th St., Waco
Thursday November 16, 2017, 6 PM, Dewey Community Center, 925 N. 9th St., Waco
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6 PM, Bellmead Civic Center, 3900 Parrish St., Bellmead

Comments regarding the MTP and TIP amendments will be accepted through 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Comments regarding the Waco Rapid Transit Study Draft Recommendations Report will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018.  Comments should be directed to Christopher Evilia and may be submitted via the following methods:

Email:  mpo@wacotx.gov
Fax: (254) 750-1605
Phone: (254) 750-5651
Mail: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570

            

Connections 2040: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
         Proposed Amendment

2017-2020 Waco Urbanized Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
     Proposed Amendment (Funding Scenario A)
     Proposed Amendment (Funding Scenario B)

Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report
         Presentation Regarding Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report
         Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study  

       

Comment Forms    English      Spanish

      

      

Metropolitan Area Active Transportation Plan (ATP)

The ATP will provide a framework for improving walking and biking conditions in the Waco Metropolitan Area through the year 2045. We are collecting public input on how to improve the pedestrian and bicycle experience, including expanding the network of bicycle lanes, multi-use paths and sidewalks. 

Please see our Active Transportation Plan page.

Rapid Transit Corridor

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in conjunction with Waco Transit System, Inc. conducting a workshop for all interested persons to review concepts and provide input regarding the development of a rapid transit corridor through the Waco Urbanized Area.  This workshop was conducted as part of a public transit small starts study which will consider all reasonable service alternatives for possible implementation.

RTC project website: http://www.aecomconnect.com/WacoRTC

Email:  mpo@wacotx.gov or WacoRapidTransit@aecom.com

Fax: (254) 750-1605
Phone: (254) 750-5651
Mail: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570

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