Missouri Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Among MoDOT's many transportation partners, its relationship with the MPOs is most formalized. Both MoDOT and the MPOs must produce long-range transportation plans. There are many similarities between state and regional long-range transportation plans and ultimately they are meant to support each other. There may be philosophical differences, but the state's investment goals are similar to those found in MPO plans.

As the groups work together, awareness of the similarities and differences is important.

Some of the similarities are:

  • Both have focus areas or investment goals that form the basis for decision-making.
  • Both identify future needs and program funding.
  • Both recognized the need to support all modes of transportation.

 Among the differences are:

  • The state must consider all kinds of development patterns and all sizes of communities on a statewide basis. Regional plans seldom have the statewide perspective and their consideration of development patterns is based on their particular makeup, e.g. urban, suburban, and rural. 
  • MoDOT's Long-Range Transportation Plan is not fiscally constrained based on projected funding. It identifies needs regardless of whether funds are available to address them. The MPO's plans are fiscally constrained.
Large Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Transportation management areas are urbanized areas with populations of 200,000 or more. Only St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield meet this requirement. Federal requirements give metropolitan planning organizations specific responsibilities concerning transportation planning activities in these areas.

Because the relationship between TMAs and state departments of transportation is formally recognized in federal legislation and guided by federal regulations, it is the most developed of MoDOT's affiliations with local planning agencies. MoDOT and the TMAs will pursue ways to improve their working relationships.

Small Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Federal legislation also recognizes the need to coordinate transportation planning activities in urbanized areas with populations of at least 50,000 but less than 200,000. Metropolitan planning organizations in these smaller urban areas (St. JosephJoplinJefferson City and Columbia) have many of the same responsibilities as the TMAs, but their levels of authority and funding are different. While these organizations also are guided by federal regulations that have developed their areas of influence throughout the years, their planning efforts continue to be developed.

 

MPO Maps | List of MPOs Statewide

 
St. Louis-East-West Gateway

One Memorial Drive
Suite 1600 Gateway Tower
St. Louis, MO 63102-1714
314-421-4220
Jim Wild -Executive Director

TIP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

UPWP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

East-West Gateway website

Transportation Improvement Program - Annual update

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Involvement Plan

Air Quality Conformity Determination

Title VI page

 
Kansas City-Mid America Regional Council

600 Broadway
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
816-474-4240
David Warm-Executive Director

TIP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

UPWP FY:  01/01 - 12/31

MARC website

Transportation Improvement Program - Biennial update

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan

Title VI page

 
Springfield-Ozarks Transportation Organization

2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Suite 101 
Springfield, MO 65807 
Tel.: (417) 865-3042
Fax: (417) 862-6013
Sara Fields-Executive Director

TIP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

UPWP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

OTO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Annual update

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan

Title VI page

St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization

1100 Frederick Avenue
City Hall
St. Joseph, MO 64501
816-236-1471
Andy Clements-Director of Public Works and Transportation

TIP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

UPWP FY:  01/01 - 12/31

SJATSO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Annual update

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan

Title VI page

Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization

701 E. Broadway
City Building
P.O.Box 6015
Columbia, Mo 65205
573-874-7214
Tim Teddy-Director

TIP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

UPWP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

CATSO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Annual update

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan

Title VI page

Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

602 South Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-0820
Troy Bolander-Planning and Community Development Manager

TIP FY:  11/01 - 10/31

UPWP FY:  11/01 - 10/31

JATSO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Biennial update 

Unified Planning Work Program

Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan

Title VI page

Jefferson City-Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

City of Jefferson
320 E. McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101 
573-634-6475
Sonny Sanders - Director of Planning and Protective Services

TIP FY:  11/01 - 10/31

UPWP FY:  11/01 - 10/31 

CAMPO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Annual update

Long Range Transportation Improvement Program

Unified Planning Work Program

Public Participation Plan

Title VI

Cape Girardeau-Southeast Missouri Metropolitan Planning Organization

City of Cape Girardeau 
401 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
573-339-6327
Ryan Shrimplin - Executive Director

TIP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

UPWP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

SEMPO website

Transportation Improvement Program - Update every four years

Long Range Transportation Improvement Program

Unified Planning Work Program

Public Participation Plan

Title VI

Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission

1311 Clayton Street
Springdale, AR 72762
479-751-7125
Jeff Hawkins - Executive Director

TIP FY:  10/01 - 09/30

UPWP FY:  07/01 - 06/30

NARTS website

Transportation Improvement Program

Long Range Transportation Improvement Program

Unified Planning Work Program

Public Participation Plan

Title VI