Chapter 1: IntroductionAnchor: #i1000604
Section 1: Manual Purpose
This manual provides the necessary knowledge of and references to federal and state laws, regulations, and rules that pertain to the metropolitan transportation planning process. It describes the various responsibilities of the Texas Department of Transportation (the department) and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in Texas.
District personnel may refer to this manual when administering and monitoring funds from transportation planning grants to MPOs. This manual also provides tools and resources for effective administration of the metropolitan planning process and it provides direction on where to obtain more information.