What is an MPO?

Each Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally mandated body responsible for transportation planning in an Urbanized Area (population of at least 50,000). MPOs coordinate the transportation planning process and programs for counties and jurisdictions within the urbanized areas and work with MDOT in developing a truly comprehensive long-range transportation plan.

MPOs are directed by boards with diverse membership, including representatives from local government and transportation authorities. Three of Mississippi’s MPOs are participating in the current update of the Mississippi Unified Long-Range Transportation Infrastructure Plan (MULTIPLAN 2045).

Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

125 North Main Street, Suite 450, Memphis, TN 38103
901.636.7190 • [email protected]

Central Mississippi Planning and Development District Metropolitan Planning Organization

P. O. Box 4935, Jackson, MS 39296-4935
601.981.1511 • [email protected]

Hattiesburg MPO

P. O. Box 1898, Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898
601.545.6259[email protected]

Gulf Regional Planning Commission Metropolitan Planning Organization

1635-G Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39531
228.864.1167 • [email protected]

The dark-blue section in north Mississippi represents a portion of the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (Memphis MPO) urbanized area. The Memphis MPO updates its metropolitan transportation plan on a different cycle due to federal requirements.