The Waco Thoroughfare Plan

The Waco Thoroughfare Plan

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

Master Thoroughfare Plan, July 2012
Master Thoroughfare Plan, Roadway Design Guideline
Preferred Alternate Network -- McLennan County (Map)
Preferred Alternate Area Types (Map)
Preferred Alternate Network -- Waco Urban Area (Map)

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

Connections 2040: The Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The MTP identifies the transportation needs for the Waco area for the next 25 years and identifies specific projects to address those needs. The MTP is fiscally constrained to only include those projects than can be realistically funded by the year 2040.

Adopted January 27, 2015.

Coverpage, Table of Contents, Sections 1-3

Section 4 -- Geography and Demographics
       Section 4 & Maps 4.1-4.2
        Maps 4.3-4.11
        Maps 4.12-4.18 

Section 5 -- Modal Inventory
        Section 5
        Maps 5.1-5.5
        Maps 5.6-5.11

Section 6 -- Needs and Gap Analysis
        Section 6

Section 7 -- Needs and Gap Analysis 
         Revenue Forecasts

Section 8 -- Recommendations
        Section 8 and Environmental Mitigation, Maps 8.1-8.2
        Maps 8.3-8.8

Section 9 -- Public Involvement & Appendix A & B
        Section 9, Appendix A & Appendix B 

Amendment 1
     Adopted June 23, 2016

Amendment 2
      Adopted December 14, 2017

Amendment 3
      Adopted June 21, 2018

Amendment 4
      Adopted October 18, 2018

Limited English Proficiency Plan

Limited English Proficiency Plan

This Limited English Proficiency Plan has been prepared to address the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with limited English proficiency language skills. The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000d, et seq., and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.

The Waco MPO has developed this Limited English Proficiency Plan to help identify reasonable steps for providing language assistance to persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) who wish to participate within the transportation planning process. As defined within Executive Order 13166, LEP persons are those who do not speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English. This plan outlines how to identify a person who may need language assistance, the ways in which assistance may be provided, staff training that may be required and how to notify LEP persons that assistance is available.

Limited English Proficiency Plan
Plan de Pericia de Ingles Limitado

Waco MPO Public Participation Plan

The 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.

Public Participation Plan for the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization
    Last Amended September 20, 2018


Current Studies

No official Studies at this time.

If you wish to contact the MPO on any matter, please call (254) 750-5651.

Christopher Evilia, AICP
MPO Director.


Recent Studies

Waco Area Rapid Transit Corridor Feasibility Study

Waco Transit System and the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are conducting a study to investigate, analyze, and determine the feasibility of developing a rapid transit corridor for citizens of Waco and surrounding communities.  The purpose for implementing a rapid transit corridor is to offer residents enhanced mobility and to provide improved access to jobs, social services, and educational facilities.
Study Website:

Adopted by the MPO Policy Board on April 19, 2018  & the City Council of Waco, Texas on May 1, 2018



McLennan County Transit Need Study

As the Urban and Rural areas of McLennan County continue to change so do the transportation needs of 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.

Adopted by the MPO Policy Board on June 21, 2018
Appendix A-N


US Business 77 Corridor Study

This study covers the state highway facility known as US Business 77 within McLennan County, Texas. The extent of this study covers this facility between the Brazos River and the Interstate Highway 35 interchange at mile marker 342, just south of the Village of Elm Mott. Portions of this facility are also known as LaSalle Avenue, South Loop Drive, North Loop Drive, Dallas Highway and Lacy Drive. The MPO is interested in studying whether the US Business 77 roadway facility can be reconstructed such that the number of lanes and structures along the corridor can be reduced, thereby reducing the long-term maintenance costs of this facility. In addition, the MPO is also interested in studying different design alternatives that may serve as a catalyst for economic redevelopment of the neighborhoods along the corridor.

Adopted by the MPO Policy Board on November 3, 2016

US Business 77 Corridor Study
Public Meeting Handout