Metropolitan Planning Organization

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101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-286-5041

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Corridor MPO Title VI Notice
It is the policy of the Corridor MPO to fully comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization?



A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an entity composed of local elected officials and state agency representatives that is tasked with reviewing and approving transportation investments in a metropolitan area. In order for areas with a population over 50,000 to receive federal highway aid, the Highway Act of 1962 required the development of a transportation planning process that was continuing, comprehensive, and carried out in a cooperative or coordinated manner. MPOs were created as part of the 1973 Highway Act in order to carry out this 3-C planning process, which has been the guiding principle of metropolitan planning. Below is a video created by the Federal Highway Administration that dives deeper into what an MPO is, and how an MPO works with the local, state, and federal government.


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