Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

An MPO is a governmental entity required in urban areas with a population of 50,000 persons or more. The MPO is charged with providing a comprehensive regional transportation planning process for the designated planning area. MPOs work with ADOT and other partner agencies to develop federal- and state-required transportation plans and programs for their regions. An MPO ensures federal spending on transportation occurs through a comprehensive, continuous, and cooperative (3-C) planning process.