Transportation planning is important to everyone.  How well a citizen can travel to work, school, the shopping mall or the hospital affects their safety and quality of life. the population in our region is forecasted to more than double by the year 2040, therefore planning wisely can keep the transportation system working efficiently.

The MPO provides an independent yet cooperative forum for regional planning and the allocation of millions of dollars in federal transportation funding annually.

The MPO also helps citizens speak with one voice to their state and federal legislators on transportation-related issues.

Most importantly, effective public involvement ensures scarce tax dollars are used in accordance with the greatest needs and desires of the people.