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.


National Ride of Silence -- Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Critical Mass Community Bike Ride -- Friday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m.   


Policy Board

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 Comment Period

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is accepting comments regarding two proposed documents. 

Proposed 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the

DRAFT McLennan County Transit Need Study – Updated April 23, 2018
       • Transit Need Study Summary Presentation

The TIP identifies transportation projects for which funds have been committed to begin engineering studies, right of way acquisition, construction or project implementation during the TIP timeframe. 

The McLennan County Transit Need Study is intended to evaluate the public transportation needs of McLennan County residents and those who travel through the County. This study assists the Waco MPO and Waco Transit in planning for current and future public transportation needs of the Waco Region.

  • Public Project Prioritization Survey: 

  • The Waco MPO and Waco Transit appreciate the community’s ongoing engagement in the McLennan County Transit Need Study. Feedback so far has helped to shape ideas for new and enhanced transportation projects to ensure the provision of public transportation services meets the needs of the County to the fullest extent possible. We would like to ask for your help again by ranking each of the DRAFT Transportation Projects listed and described in this survey. This survey will be available until May 18.


Drafts of the 2019-2022 TIP and recommendation report for the Transit Need Study have been completed and the MPO is requesting interested citizens review and provide input regarding their recommendations.  These documents can be viewed at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Waco 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 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:

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6 p.m.
South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Avenue, Waco TX
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12 noon
Waco Transit Administrative Building, 301 s 8th, Waco, TX
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6 p.m.
Waco Transit Administrative Building, 301 s 8th, Waco, TX

The MPO is accepting comments through June 7, 2018.  Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605, by e-mail to, 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.

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