Transportation Planning Process

Partnering to meet transportation needs now and in the future

An effective transportation system provides the foundation for our region's residents and businesses to proper. Moving people to jobs and school, and moving goods to markets, is essential for competing in the global economy. 

The Council is responsible for ensuring that transportation infrastructure equitably meets citizens and businesses needs now, and in the future, and plays two central roles in regional transportation:

  • As the region's federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Council works with local, state and federal policymakers to anticipate and plan the best ways to meet all the transportation needs of our growing region.

  • As the region's primary regional transit provider, the Council works with partners to build and operate a 21st century bus and rail system. Customers rely on the Council's transportation services to meet their daily transportation needs.

More information

Learn more about the transportation planning process in the Transportation Planning and Programming Guide (29 pages, pdf).The transportation planning process is complex, involving an interconnected group of transportation officials and agencies.  Learn more about

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