METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

Metropolitan Planning Organization. There are 339 MPOs designated by the federal and state governments to undertake cooperative regional transportation and conforming the plan to environmental planning requirements. The primary responsibility of an MPO is to develop consensus on a long-term transportation plan for an urban area and to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that identifies projects to implement the plan. The Southern California Association of Governments is the MPO responsible for Southern California. Also see Conformity.