The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) coordinates transportation planning activities for all of McLennan County. Click here for a map showing the Metropolitan Area Boundary.
The MPO was established by the federal government to ensure that transportation decisions within the MPO area are performed in a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative process. The MPO provides a forum for local input into the expenditure of federal highway and transit dollars.
The MPO is governed by a 20 member Policy Board who adopts all MPO plans and programs and determines regional transportation policy. For a current list of Policy Board members, click here.
The Policy Board receives technical recommendations regarding specific projects and all plans and programs from the MPO Technical Committee. For a current list of Technical Committee members, click here.
See the meetings page for information regarding the next scheduled Policy Board and Technical Committee meetings.
“Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)” provides funding for project construction, transit programs, and planning activities. It also identifies the primary goals of the MPO and governs its activities. For more information on MAP-21, visit the Federal Highway Administration.
For additional information, please see our Meetings page.
Public Comment Period
The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) welcomes public comments regarding the following:
2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Amendment 6
2014 / 2015 Unified Planning Work Program, Amendment 1
2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The TIP is a list of projects scheduled to begin construction within the Waco Metropolitan Area during a four-year period. The TIP schedules work or implementation phases of federally funded highway projects and transit programs.
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies the work tasks the Waco MPO intends to accomplish during the next 2 years and the estimated costs to complete these tasks.
Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. on the dates below in order to be included as part of the official record.
March 14, 2014 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Amendment 6
March 14, 2014 2014 / 2015 Unified Planning Work Program, Amendment 1
April 11, 2014 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Copies of 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program may be found at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• MPO Offices, Dr. Mae Jackson City of Waco Development Center, 401 Franklin Ave
• Waco Transit Administration Center, 301 South 8th Street
The MPO will also be conducting 3 public informational meetings to give interested persons the opportunity to view the amendments to the 2013-2016 TIP and 2014 / 2015 UPWP and the draft recommendations within the 2015-2018 TIP and to solicit comments regarding these recommendations. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, February 27 at 12:00 PM
City of Waco / Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center – 401 Franklin Ave
Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 PM
Waco Transit Administration Building – 301 South 8th St, Suite 100
Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 PM
Robinson City Hall, Council Chambers – 111 W. Lyndale
The MPO is accepting comments regarding the amendments to the 2013-2016 TIP and the 2014 / 2015 UPWP and the draft 2015-2018 TIP. Written comments will be accepted through March 14, 2014 on amendments to the 2013-2016 TIP and 2014 / 2015 UPWP and April 11, 2014 on the 2015-2018 TIP. Comments may be sent by fax (254) 750-1605, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Waco MPO, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX, 76702-2570. When submitting your comments, please note on the comments which action is being referenced. Verbal comments will also be accepted at (254) 750-5650 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (with all Amendments)
Proposed 2013-2016 TIP Amendment 6
2014 / 2015 Unified Planning Work Program
Proposed UPWP Amendment 1
2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program
Comment Form (English or Spanish)