METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Each Urbanized Area in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more is required by the Federal Highway Act of 1962 to establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization. MPOs are responsible for the continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for their particular Urbanized Area. The Auburn-Opelika MPO (AOMPO) was formed in 1982 after the 1980 Census established the population of the Auburn-Opelika Urbanized Area at 51,823. In cooperation with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the AOMPO is responsible for carrying out the metropolitan transportation planning process for the Auburn-Opelika Urbanized Area.
Urbanized Areas are designated decennially by the United States Census Bureau and are a reflection of urban growth, not political boundaries. For example, urban growth in the Auburn-Opelika area reaches outside Auburn and Opelika corporate limits and well into Lee County. Therefore, the Auburn-Opelika Urbanized Area includes the City of Auburn, the City of Opelika and parts of Lee County. For this reason, MPOs are responsible for the transportation planning process in Urbanized Areas and not single political entities. The goal of the Federal Highway Act of 1962 is to ensure that the transportation planning process and resulting transportation network are cohesive and functional for urban areas that have grown together. In other words, transportation planning needs to be regional in scope because transportation systems cut across governmental boundaries.
Click here to see a map of the AOMPO Urbanized Area and Metropolitan Planning Area. *
Click here to see a flowchart of the AOMPO process. *
Next AOMPO Meeting Dates:
MPO Policy Board (MPO): Wednesday, October 12th at 9:00 am
Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC): Tuesday, October 11th at 10:00 am
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC): Tuesday, October 11th at 1:30 pm
Meeting times are listed as Central Time (CT) unless otherwise noted. All AOMPO meetings are open to the public. All meetings will be held in the LRCOG Conference Room (2207 Gateway Drive, Opelika, AL) unless otherwise noted.
AOMPO Committee Members:
AOMPO CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) MEMBERSHIP LIST
AOMPO TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) MEMBERSHIP LIST
AOMPO POLICY BOARD MEMBERSHIP LIST
Click here for the Alternate & Proxy Form
Click here for the Meeting Packet Delivery Method Form
Current AOMPO Transportation Planning Documents:
Final AOMPO Bike and Pedestrian Plan*
Final FY2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)*
Final FY2016-2019 TIP*
Final 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)*
FY15 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)*
FY2012-2015 Amended TIP*
Final 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Update*
2013 Public Participation Plan (PPP) *
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Dr. Ted McVay | 334-844-6356 | Auburn University
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