Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 42. MPO Redefinition and Evolving Roles

The 2000 Census has identified many new urbanized areas where metropolitan planning organizations will be formed, many adjacent to urbanized areas where Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) currently exist. This task will examine the evolving role of MPOs in the context of metropolitan-level transportation planning and decision making, with special focus on new MPOs. What has been learned in a region where more than one MPO has planning responsibilities? What strategies for coordinating regional investment among different MPOs have been successful? Given that the decision making environment for transportation planning is very different from the mid-1970s when MPOs were first designated, what types of roles are MPOs now best suited to perform in transportation planning and decision making? How can state DOTs work more effectively with MPOs? It is expected that the results of this study will identify best case examples of multi-MPO regional decision making, and provide state department of transportations (DOTs) with guidance on strategies that can be used to work more effectively with MPO officials.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $65000.00
  • 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
  • Start Date: 20040923
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20050922
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8544

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557257
  • 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