Transportation Planning Board

RESPONSIBILITIES/PLANNING ACTIVITIES

The primary responsibilities of the MPO include:

  1. Carrying out cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive planning processes for making transportation investment decisions in the metropolitan area with program oversight from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
  2. Preparing and maintaining a long-range multi-modal transportation plan. 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update
  3. Preparing a transportation improvement program to provide for transportation investments to meet metropolitan transportation needs. Transportation Improvement Program 2014-2018

  4. Other duties as required to comply with state and federal regulations.

While the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board, as the MPO, provides regional coordination and approves use of federal transportation funds within the metropolitan planning area, responsibility for the implementation of specific transportation projects lies with WisDOT, Dane County, the City of Madison, and other local units of government as transportation providers.