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.

Corridor Study of US Business 77

Help Redesign US Business 77

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is conducting a Corridor Study for US Business 77 from the Brazos River to I-35. The purpose of the study is to research whether the corridor should remain as a freeway or whether the long-term design should be something different.

Participate in the Corridor Study!

Your input is needed on the area and the Corridor Study. The MPO and project team will hold a design workshop from February 1st through the 4th with several opportunities to participate.

February 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

City of Waco Multi-Purpose Center, 1020 Elm Ave. Waco, Texas 76704

Attend the Public Meeting where information will be shared on the project including an overview, presentation of needs, opportunities, and constraints and public input will be collected on the area.

February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

City of Waco Multi-Purpose Center, 1020 Elm Ave. Waco, Texas 76704

Attend the Public Meeting where initial concepts will be presented and public feedback will be

Project Contact Information
Chris Evilia Director, Waco MPO
To receive email updates on the project, send an email to with “77 Updates” in the subject line.

More Information

For additional information, please see our meetings page.