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Agenda packets for the Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) Policy Board and Technical Committee meetings can be found on the MEETINGS & EVENTS tab. All meetings are open to the public. We encourage participation especially during our long-range plan update which is currenlty underway (target date Aug 2016). The long-range plan, or Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (23 CFR 450.322), is our 20-year fiscally constrained mulit-modal transportation plan for the metropolitan planning area (MPA).

Transportation planning is a cooperative process designed to encourage involvement by all users of the system, such as the business community, community groups, pedestrian & bicycle advocates, environmental organizations, the traveling public, freight operators, and the general public, through a public participation process conducted by the FMPO.

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962 requires that projects using federal funds be based on THE PLANNING PROCESS described here... MPOs were created in order to ensure that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs were based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process, know as the 3-Cs. Continuing means it is an ongoing process: policy framework, transportation plan, transportation improvement program, implementation, performance evaluation, policy framework, etc. Cooperative means that regional transportation stakeholders work together to define and develop the best strategies for the region. Regional stakeholders include the Arkansas and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (SDOTs), cities, counties, transit operators, individuals, Federal agencies (FHWA, FTA) and other interested groups. Comprehensive means that program and strategies address all modes of transportation, all options, and both positive and negative impacts of an alternative.

 

For more information regarding MPO policies or how you can take an active part
in the future of our region's transportation framework, please contact:

Dianne Morrison, AICP 
FMPO Director
(479) 785-2651 Ext. 207
dmorrison@wapdd.org
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