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.

For additional information, please see our meetings page.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP represents the 2-year budget of the MPO.  The UPWP describes the work tasks expected to be performed by both the MPO & Waco Transit using federal planning funds and the estimated cost to perform those tasks.  The UPWP incorporates the normal administrative tasks performed each year in addition to more significant plans or studies proposed.  Below are the more significant tasks proposed for Fiscal Years 2016 & 2017.

Draft 2016 & 2017 Unified Planning Work Program

Comment Forms:  English     Spanish

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

TAKE NOTICE THAT
THE WACO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO),
WILL BE CONDUCTING 3 PUBLIC MEETINGS TO SOLICIT COMMENT REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF THE 2016 – 2017 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM (UPWP)

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is accepting comments regarding adoption of the Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 Unified Planning Work Program.  The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) 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 draft UPWP can be viewed online at http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-mpo/ 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 Development Center, 401 Franklin Ave
Waco Transit Administration Center, 301 South 8th Street

Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m., June 29, 2015.  Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605 or by e-mail to mpo@ci.waco.tx.us.  Comments sent by traditional mail should be directed to Christopher Evilia at the following address:

Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570