Transportation Planning Board

HISTORY

The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board was created through an agreement between the Governor and the City of Madison, and other municipalities in the Madison Urban Area making up over 80% of the population. The agreement which became effective May 2, 2007, redesignated the MPO for the Madison Area in accordance with Federal law. The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board assumed the responsibility to conduct transportation planning and programming for the metropolitan area from the previous MPO, the Madison Area MPO, following the MPO's reorganization. MPOs have served the Madison Urban Area since 1973.

Areawide transportation planning in the Madison area dates back to 1961, just prior to the time federal statutes began to require a "3C" (continuing, comprehensive and cooperative) planning process as a condition of federal transportation financial assistance.