Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 44. Multi-State MPOs: Approaches, Cases, and Institutional Arrangements

Based on the results of the 2000 Census, the number and size of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that cross-state boundaries is projected to increase. Because state laws, and the jurisdictional and financial structure of MPOs, differ between states, the institutional and organizational structures for these multi-state MPO's have become complex. This research provides insight on how various organizational structures perform, and the best approaches to developing new or expanded MPOs to best meet the challenges of their growing urban areas in a multi-jurisdictional environment. It provides a review of the various methods that have been used to develop these structures and the resulting organizational relationships. This research was conducted by surveying existing multi-state MPOs and data on organizational development and structure was summarized and quantified as to effectiveness and utility. Case studies were developed from a limited number of areas exhibiting best practice characteristics, and an executive summary on best practice approaches is provided.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    McCready, Ronald

  • Performing Organizations:

    AECOM Consulting Transportation Group

    2751 Prosperity Avenue
    Suite 300
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turnbull, Katherine

  • Start Date: 20040504
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8546

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557255
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:01AM