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.

    

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO),
WILL BE RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN (PPP) AND
PROPOSED SAFETY AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSET CONDITION PERFORMANCE TARGETS

The Public Participation Plan (PPP) describes the efforts the MPO will undertake to solicit stakeholder and other interested party's involvement in the development of the MPO's plans and programs. In addition, the PPP also describes the opportunities the public will have to participate in the transportation planning process.  Proposed amendments are in response to new requirements identified by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Proposed Public Participation Plan

Transportation Performance Management (TPM) is federally required by Congress through the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. It is a strategic approach that uses goals, measures, and data to make better informed decisions about how to invest transportation funding aimed at a better performing national transportation system.  The Waco MPO is proposing to support safety targets established by the Texas Department of Transportation and to support public transportation asset condition targets established by Waco Transit, Inc. in accordance with these requirements.
Transit Asset Management Fact Sheet
Transit Asset Management Targets for Fiscal Year 2018
TxDOT Safety Targets, 2017
Performance Measure Implementation Timeline
MPO Performance Measures Safety Factsheet
MPO Crash Trends (Draft)

A copy of the draft PPP amendment and proposed performance targets can be viewed online at http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-mpo/ and at the following locations between the hours of 8AM and 5 PM 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 these proposed actions and to accept comments from the public.  These meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, January 29, 2018, 12 noon, Waco Transit Administrative Building, 301 S. 8th St., Waco
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 PM, Waco Transit Administrative Building, 301 S. 8th St., Waco
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6 PM, South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Avenue

Comments regarding the PPP will be accepted through 5PM Friday, March 9, 2018.  Comments regarding the TPM targets will be accepted through 5PM Thursday, February 8, 2018. Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605 or by e-mail to mpo@ci.waco.tx.us.  Mailed comments should be directed to Christopher Evilia at the following address:

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

  Comment Forms
         English              Spanish

       

  

Public Transit Needs Study

Please Take Our Survey

The best way to learn about your specific transportation needs is by completing our online survey using the link below:
https://atgplanning.typeform.com/to/gikp31

Overview of the McLennan County Transit Need Study

As the Urban and Rural areas of McLennan County continue to change so do the transportation needs of the its residents. To evaluate the needs of McLennan County residents and those who travel through the County, the Waco MPO in partnership with Waco Transit is conducting a Human Services Public Transportation Needs Study. This Study will ensure that the provision of public transportation services is meeting the needs of the County to fullest extent possible, especially for individuals with limited transportation options due to disabilities, age or income status. This Study will also help the Waco MPO and Waco Transit take the necessary steps to plan for the current and future public transportation needs of the County and the Region.

Initial Public Kick-Off Event:

Another way to get involved with the public engagement process of this Study is to attend and participate at our tabling event and public workshop at the Waco Transit Terminal on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Tabling Event:

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6pm
Where: The Downtown Waco Transit Terminal located at 301 South 8th Street
What: We will have tables and maps set up at the Transit Terminal so that we can have a discussion about the Transit needs of the community. There will be refreshments and giveaways.
Why: Because we understand the vital role public transportation plays in the lives of those who depend on it.

Public Workshop:

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6pm
Where: Conference room inside the Waco Transit Office Building located at 301 South 8th Street
What: This will be an open house public workshop where we have interactive discussions about transportation needs and how to best meet these needs.
Why: Because we understand the vital role public transportation plays in the lives of those who depend on it.

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TAKE NOTICE THAT THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO),

WILL BE RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON AMENDMENTS TO THE WACO RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDOR STUDY DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting public input on regarding the Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report.

The Waco Rapid Transit Study Draft Recommendations Report, to evaluate the potential for rapid transit in the City of Waco, can be viewed online at the below links 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 were conducted to provide information regarding these documents and to accept comments from the public. 

Comments regarding the Waco Rapid Transit Study Draft Recommendations Report will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018.  Comments should be directed to Christopher Evilia and may be submitted via the following methods:
Email:  mpo@wacotx.gov
Fax: (254) 750-1605
Phone: (254) 750-5651
Mail: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570

Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report
         Presentation Regarding Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study Draft Recommendations Report
         Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study  

       

Comment Forms    English      Spanish

      

      

Metropolitan Area Active Transportation Plan (ATP)

The ATP will provide a framework for improving walking and biking conditions in the Waco Metropolitan Area through the year 2045. We are collecting public input on how to improve the pedestrian and bicycle experience, including expanding the network of bicycle lanes, multi-use paths and sidewalks. 

Please see our Active Transportation Plan page.

Rapid Transit Corridor

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in conjunction with Waco Transit System, Inc. conducting a workshop for all interested persons to review concepts and provide input regarding the development of a rapid transit corridor through the Waco Urbanized Area.  This workshop was conducted as part of a public transit small starts study which will consider all reasonable service alternatives for possible implementation.

RTC project website: http://www.aecomconnect.com/WacoRTC

Email:  mpo@wacotx.gov or WacoRapidTransit@aecom.com

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

Hosted by Waco Transit System and Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization

       

     

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.