Transportation Planning

Metropolitan Transportation Program

The Federal Transit Administration provides funding and financial assistance to states and local public bodies to support various types of planning. To qualify for metropolitan planning funding, an agency must meet Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) eligibility.

There are currently five MPOs in the state of Arizona that receive metropolitan planning funding, including the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO), Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) and Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO).

FTA apportions 80 percent of the Metropolitan Planning Program assistance to states based on an urbanized area population formula established by statute. The state then allocates its funding assistance to the MPOs based on an FTA-approved formula, developed by the state in cooperation with MPOs, that considers population and provides an appropriate distribution. The MPOs as a matching pro rata must provide the remaining 20 percent.

Specifically, the Metropolitan Planning Program (MPP) provides financial assistance, through the states, to MPOs to support the costs of preparing long-range transportation plans and financially feasible transit improvement projects. MPP assistance should be used to conduct balanced and comprehensive intermodal transportation planning and technical studies for the movement of people and goods in the metropolitan area.

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  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.