HRMPO Plans & Programs

Effective transportation planning requires research and analysis of current conditions and forecasts based on what may happen in the future. It also requires coordination, cooperation and consensus-building with our partners and the public.

The HRMPO is responsible for regional transportation planning in accordance with the 3C planning process including the production of long and short-range planning documents and management of a variety of transportation programs. The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is the planning document that sets the budget, priority, and work agenda the HRMPO will undertake each year. The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) evaluates the transportation needs and priorities for the next 25 years, and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) defines the federal spending priorities for the next five year period. Other planning documents that the HRMPO is also responsible for include the development of the Public Participation Plan, the Title XI Plan, and conducting special transportation studies at the request of the Policy Board.

In addition to the responsibility of the transportation planning documents, the MPO also provides planning assistance to various transportation programs, such as the region’s public transit program and bicycle and pedestrian programs, as well as leading the Title VI program and encouraging public participation.