Metropolitan Planning Organization

About Us

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) coordinates transportation planning activities for all of McLennan County.

MPOs were established by the federal government to ensure that transportation decisions within the MPO area are performed in a continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative process, and guided by local and public input. MPOs develop long-range transportation plans and program funds for projects and operations. The plans serve as the roadmap for future projects and programs. MPOs also conduct short-range planning and identify projects and funding sources.

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Meetings

The Waco MPO planning process is guided by the MPO Policy Board and the Technical Advisory Committee. Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.

Meeting agendas are posted at least three days prior to the event. For more information concerning a specific agenda item, call (254) 750-5650.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend these meetings and who may need auxiliary aids or services should contact the MPO at (254) 750-5650 at least 24 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Please visit our Meetings page for information on all upcoming MPO meetings.

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Plans and Programs in Development

The Waco MPO actively works on plans, programs, and projects throughout the year. The below Plans, Programs, and Projects are currently active. Outreach opportunities are highlighted for each project in the table below.

Public Hearings

The Waco MPO periodically conducts public hearings to provide a forum for public input on the Public Involvement Plan (PIP), air quality conformity and other documents, and prior to major policy decisions.

Public Comment

The Waco MPO periodically conducts public comment periods to provide a forum for public input on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and other documents.

Topic Description Comments Due
Performance Targets 2023 The Waco MPO is accepting comments through February 8, 2023 on annual performance targets proposed for the Waco Metropolitan Area regarding: 1) roadway safety, 2) public transportation safety, and 3) public transportation asset condition. To learn more, click roadway targets(PDF, 599KB) or transit targets(PDF, 883KB) and submit a comment using our online comment form below. 02/01/2023

Waco MPO values your input!

You are welcome to comment formally about MPO transportation plans and programs listed above. Click submit comment via our online submittal form located below or email your comment to mpo@wacotx.gov. You may also mail your comment Waco MPO, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570.

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Grant Opportunities

Learn more about TxDOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant opportunities here

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (Waco MPO) serves as the federally designated MPO for the urbanized area of McLennan County in Central Texas. This designation means the Waco MPO is responsible for coordinating transportation planning activities in the county and for providing a forum for local input into how federal highway and transit dollars are spent. It also means the Waco MPO is responsible for ensuring any impacts that transportation related decisions may have on “disadvantaged populations” are addressed through an inclusive and nondiscriminatory planning process.

The Waco MPO reaches out and encourages the involvement of everyone in McLennan County, including protected populations, to ensure their participation in the transportation planning and decision making process. The Waco MPO Public Participation Plan(PDF, 3MB)  specifies these efforts and information regarding the MPO's Title VI obligations can be found in the Title VI Program and Implementation Plan(PDF, 15MB) .

“Environmental Justice” refers to an executive order to ensure that federally funded programs, policies or activities, including those related to transportation, having the potential to adversely or negatively affect human health or the environment explicitly consider the effects on minority populations and low-income populations (Executive Order 12898). “Environmental Justice” is advocated based on Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The Waco MPO is committed to ensuring the transportation needs of all people in McLennan County are met and that no one population group must endure a disproportional share of the burdens in meeting those needs. The MPO periodically performs an analysis of its plans and programs in order to assess the mobility of traditionally underrepresented groups and to provide an assessment of the impacts of proposed projects upon these groups.  The analysis may be found in section 4.3 of the Waco MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan

 

“Environmental Justice” refers to an executive order to ensure that federally funded programs, policies or activities, including those related to transportation, having the potential to adversely or negatively affect human health or the environment explicitly consider the effects on minority populations and low-income populations (Executive Order 12898). “Environmental Justice” is advocated based on Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The Waco MPO is committed to ensuring the transportation needs of all people in McLennan County are met and that no one population group must endure a disproportional share of the burdens in meeting those needs. The MPO periodically performs an analysis of its plans and programs in order to assess the mobility of traditionally underrepresented groups and to provide an assessment of the impacts of proposed projects upon these groups.  The analysis may be found in section 4.3 of the Waco MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) refers to a person’s inability to speak, read, or understand English due to their national origin.  Any person who believes they have been discriminated against because of their inability to read, speak, or understand English may file a complaint in accordance with the Waco MPO External Discrimination Complaint Process.

  • Waco MPO Language Services Brochure
  • La Ayuda del idioma
  • Waco MPO LEP Plan
  • Plan de Pericia de Ingles Limitado

If information is needed in another language, please contact the Waco MPO at (254) 750-5650 or mpo@wacotx.gov
Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese con el Waco MPO al (254) 750-5651 o al mpo@wacotx.gov

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) develops transportation plans and programs to address future mobility needs of the greater Waco area. We want to work with you to develop a multimodal transportation system that meets the needs of you and your family, your employer and visitors to our area attractions.

Watch the calendar for scheduled meetings, webinars and opportunities for public comment.

To join our email notification list or contact the MPO regarding any matter, please e-mail to mpo@wacotx.gov or call (254) 750-5650 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.