Long Range Plan

Connections 2050: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Connections 2045: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Every five years, the MPO is required by federal law to adopt a long-range regional transportation plan for the Waco region. Connections 2045: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) outlines future transportation needs for the Waco area through the year 2045 and identifies priority projects to address those needs. The MTP is fiscally constrained to only include those projects than can be realistically funded by the year 2045. Connections 2045 was adopted by the Waco MPO Policy Board on January 17, 2020.

Connections 2045: The Waco MTP

Cover and Table of Contents(PDF, 418KB)
Section 1 -- Introduction(PDF, 256KB)Section 1 Maps(PDF, 564KB)
Section 2 -- Guiding Principles(PDF, 65KB)
Section 3 -- Geography and Demographics(PDF, 719KB)Section 3 Maps 3.1 to 3.9(PDF, 9MB) and Maps 3.10 through 3.19(PDF, 7MB)
Section 4 -- Modal Inventory(PDF, 701KB)Section 4 Maps(PDF, 6MB)
Section 5 -- Needs and Gap Analysis(PDF, 2MB)Section 5 Maps(PDF, 6MB)
Section 6 -- Revenue Forecasts(PDF, 140KB)
Section 7 -- Recommendations(PDF, 370KB)Section 7 Maps(PDF, 3MB)
Section 8 -- Public Involvement(PDF, 178KB)
Appendix A -- Policy Board / Technical Committee Members(PDF, 33KB)
Appendix B -- Project Evaluation Criteria(PDF, 157KB)
Appendix C -- Comments and Public Feedback(PDF, 4MB)
Appendix D -- Public Survey(PDF, 2MB)


Supporting Information

VIDEO: Watch a presentation on the Draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (closed captioning available)
2045 MTP Display Maps & Boards(PDF, 11MB) (May 2019 kickoff meetings)

Transportation Improvement Program

The 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies transportation projects for which funds have been committed thus authorizing engineering studies, right of way acquisition, construction, or project implementation between fiscal years 2023 and 2026. All projects using federal highway or public transportation funds must be identified within the TIP. All projects identified in the TIP must have a formal commitment for all necessary funding from some source during the TIP timeframe. The 2021-2024 TIP was adopted by the MPO Policy Board on May 19, 2022.

2023-2026 TIP 

2021-2024 TIP

Supporting Documents

Annual Project Listing

To meet the requirements of the Federal surface transportation act: Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST), and the infrastructure and Jobs Act, the MPO produces the following list of projects for which federal highway or transit funds were obligated within the Waco Metropolitan Area during each fiscal year. This list also provides a comparison between the amount of funds programmed within the current TIP and obligations made for specific projects.

To view earlier versions of the TIP, please contact the MPO at 254-750-5650 or

To view project information and phasing for TxDOT managed projects in the Waco MPO region, click here to view TxDOT's Project Tracker and search for keyword Waco-MPO.

Waco Area Thoroughfare Plan (McLennan County) 

The MPO developed a thoroughfare plan in 2012 to help preserve highway corridors for McLennan County's development up to 50 years into the future. The plan is intended to assist in the identification of projects for future MTPs.

Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the operating budget for the Waco MPO and identifies the work tasks intended to be accomplished and the estimated costs to complete these tasks. It also identifies how federal highway and transit planning funds are intended to be used.

2024 - 2025 UPWP

2022 - 2023 UPWP

2020 - 2021 UPWP