Transportation Planning Board

ABOUT THE MPO

The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Madison Urban Area. As the MPO, it is the policy body responsible for cooperative, comprehensive regional transportation planning and decision making for the Madison Metropolitan Planning Area. The goal of the MPO planning process is to build regional agreement on transportation investments that balance roadway, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and other transportation needs and support regional land use, economic, and environmental goals. The Madison Metropolitan Planning Area consists of the City of Madison and the Madison Urbanized Area, including all or portions of the 27 contiguous villages, cities, and towns that are or are likely to become urbanized within a 20-year planning period. Federal rules also require the designation of MPOs in urbanized areas of 50,000 or more in population as a condition for spending federal highway and transit funds.