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).