Chapter 1: Metropolitan and Urban Policy

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Section 1: MPO Metropolitan Planning Process

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Summary

The metropolitan planning organization (MPO) shall adhere to a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process. As a result of this process, the MPO shall develop a long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan which will contain a list of projects recommended for the forecasted plan year and a Transportation Improvement Program containing a list of projects which have been approved for development in the near term.

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Purpose

To implement 23 U.S.C. 134 and Section 8 of the Federal Transit Act, as amended, and to ensure that transportation needs are adequately addressed for communities located within the MPO boundaries.

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Responsibility

The Transportation Planning and Programming Division is responsible for disseminating information necessary to implement the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 134. The MPO, in cooperation with the department and the publicly owned transit operators, is responsible for carrying out the transportation planning process.

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Reference

Current Policy: 43 TAC 15.5

Reference: 23 CFR Part 450

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