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.

     

       

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.

      

Current Opportunities for Public Comment

Take notice that the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is accepting comments regarding proposed amendments to Connections 2040: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and proposed pavement and bridge targets for National Highway System facilities.

The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) outlines the transportation needs for the metropolitan area through the year 2040 and the projects required to address the projected needs. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act identifies new requirements for the transportation planning process that must be incorporated or addressed into the MTP. The Waco MPO is proposing amendments to the MTP in accordance with these requirements and is soliciting public comment regarding the proposed amendments.

Connections 2040:  The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 
    Greensheet
     Proposed MTP Amendment

Transportation Performance Management (TPM) is federally required by Congress through the 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 pavement and bridge targets for National Highway System facilities within the Waco Metropolitan Area in accordance with these requirements and is soliciting public comment regarding them.

Potential Pavement and Bridge Targets for National Highway System facilities within the Waco Metropolitan Area in accordance with requirements from the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST)
     Greensheet
     Pavement Fact Sheet
     Bridge Fact Sheet
     Handout: McLennan County Ratings
     Pavement/Bridge Targets (Technical Committee Presentation)

The MPO is requesting interested citizens review the proposed amendments and performance targets and provide input.  These documents can be viewed online at http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-mpo/ and 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 2 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, October 1, 2018, 6 p.m., Waco Transit Administrative Building
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12 noon, Waco Transit Administrative Building

The MPO is accepting comments from September 24 through October 15, 2018.  Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605, by e-mail to mpo@ci.waco.tx.us, 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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