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.

Public Information and Comment Period

Notice of Public Comment Period

Take notice that the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is accepting comments regarding proposed 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and proposed amendments to the Connections 2040, the Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

The MTP outlines the transportation needs for the Waco Metropolitan Area through the year 2040 and identifies the projects proposed to address these needs. Recommended priorities within the MTP must be constrained to a realistic estimate of future revenues. The TIP identifies those projects for which funds have been committed to begin engineering studies, right of way acquisition, construction or project implementation during the TIP timeframe. 

The MPO will be conducting 3 public informational meetings to give interested persons the opportunity to view the draft recommendations and to solicit comments regarding these recommendations.  The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6 p.m.
     Waco Transit Administrative Building
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12 noon
     Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6 p.m.
     South Waco Community Center

A copy of the draft 2017-2020 TIP and proposed amendment to the MTP 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, City of Waco / Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center, 401 Franklin Avenue
Waco Transit Administration Center, 301 South 8th St, Suite 100

The MPO is accepting comments through June 15, 2016.  Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605, by e-mail to mpo@ci.waco.tx.us, or by mail to Waco MPO, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX, 76702-2570.  When submitting your comments, please note which action is being referenced.  Verbal comments will also be accepted at (254) 750-5651 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend these meetings and who may need auxiliary aids or services should contact the MPO at (254) 750-5651 at least twenty-four (24) hours before the respective meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Christopher Evilia, AICP
MPO Director

Comment Form