Metropolitan Transportation Planning
State and local governments must designate a metro. planning org. (MPO) in each urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more to help plan surface transport. infrastructure and services. MPOs are subordinate to state departments of transport. in the planning and selecting of projects using fed. surface transport. funds. Contents of this report: (1) The Metro. Transport. Planning Process; (2) Issues for Congress: Decision-Making Authority of MPOs; Surface Transport. Assist. Act of 2009; Perspectives on MPO Authority; Representation and Participation in MPOs; MPO Funding and Tech. Capacity; MPOs and ┐Livability/Sustainability┐ Initiatives; Climate Change Mitigation, Compact Cities, and Transport.; Long-Range Planning; Freight Transport. Illustrations.
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