Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Coordination
Federal transportation legislation requires all urbanized areas of 50,000 or greater population to maintain a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning process. The organization responsible for carrying out this transportation planning process is called a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Federal funding for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this planning process. Tennessee's MPOs are Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cleveland, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Lakeway, Memphis, and Nashville.
MPO responsibilities are administered by an Executive Board and a Technical Committee. The Executive Board provides policy direction, and their membership includes locally-elected officials and the Governor of Tennessee. The Technical Committee provides technical expertise and is comprised of professional planners and engineers from local governments and other transportation related agencies.
*NEW* Tennessee Planning Resources - This is an online map of TDOT contacts, RPO contacts, MPO contacts, and Local GIScontacts. It is updated quarterly or upon request. As of 12/08/22 this replaces the static
MPO/RPO Planning Areas Map.
Map of MPO and RPO Planning Areas in TN (Static PDF)
For more information, please contact Planning Manager Stacy Morrison by email at Stacy.Morrison@tn.gov