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.

2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program, Amendment 3

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is accepting comments regarding an amendment to the 2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  The Unified Planning Work Program identifies the work tasks the Waco MPO intends to accomplish during the next 2 years and the estimated costs to complete these tasks.

A copy of the current UPWP and the proposed amendment can be viewed online at 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 this document and to accept comments from the public.  These meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday November 15, 2016, 6 PM
      South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Avenue
Thursday November 17, 2016, 12 noon
      City of Waco, Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center, 401 Franklin Avenue
Thursday November 17, 2016, 6 PM
      Waco Transit Administration Center, 301 South 8th Street

Written comments regarding the amendment will be accepted through 5 pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2016.  Comments should be directed to Christopher Evilia and may be submitted via the following methods:

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

The UPWP Can be seen in its entirety with prior amendments at Plans & Programs Page

Proposed Amendment 3

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