Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Transportation and Traffic Engineering component conducts traffic counts, analyzes the performance of existing and proposed traffic circulation systems, and recommends on traffic signal replacement and operation and the signage and pavement markings of the city. The department also works with the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments to develop plans for special events involving street closures or in-street operations.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) (PDF) component provides administration of transportation grants, long-range transportation planning, traffic engineering, and coordination with the Executive Board to program federal transportation funds. The MPO works jointly with the State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration to administer the local transportation planning process.