MPO Staffing and Organizational Structure

The purpose of this contract is to explore innovative changes in multi-modal transportation planning. This project will assist metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) board members and senior staff to allocate their limited resources in the most efficient fashion by documenting how peer agencies have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources and expertise. The results of this project may also help the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and state departments of transportation (DOTs) recognize instances where their relationship with MPOs can change. There may be opportunities to eliminate duplicative work, collaborate on data collection, or assign new tasks. These relationship changes could influence future transportation legislation or regulation.