|This page contains a series of case studies about the administrative,
policy, and technical development of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
(MPOs) that were designated subsequent to the 1990 Census. Just as
the 1990 Census resulted in the designation of new urbanized areas (UZAs),
which prompted the need to establish MPOs, new UZAs were defined by the
2000 Census. These new UZAs, in turn, need to form either a new free-standing
MPO, or affiliate with an existing MPO if one is adjacent. The case
studies were prepared to assist local and state officials who are in the
process of addressing newly designated urbanized areas. They reflect
the experiences of the areas identified and their unique circumstances.
the information provided here is no intended to be an exhaustive summary
of the activities leading to MPO formation, nor is it intended to be fromal
This information is not intended to be an exhaustive
summary of the activities leading to formation, nor formal guidance.
These case studies were funded by the FTA Office of Planning and produced
in coordination with the FHWA Office of Metropolitan Planning and Programs.
Contact Robin Mayhew at (202) 366-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
Brunswick (26K pdf)
Falls (HTML on FHWA site)
Luis Obispo (2M pdf)
of the Case Studies
Steps to MPO Designation
Policy Board Membership
Financial Support and Staffing
Air Quality Planning and Technical Support
MPO Products and Transitís Role
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