Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization, Technical Advisory Committee Meeting | August 3, 2012

Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Strafford NH Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee meeting from 8/3/12. The first video block are the highlights, Congestion mitigation 00:09, Data collection: 01:10, Culvert inventory: 03:08, Sidewalk inventory: 05:03, were the discussion items. The second block is the full meeting. A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making body made up of representatives from local government and transportation agencies with authority and responsibility in metropolitan planning areas. Federal legislation passed in the early 1970s required the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area (UA) with a population greater than 50,000. MPOs were created in order to ensure that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs were based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. Federal funding for transportation projects and programs is channeled through the MPO. Note that some MPOs are found within agencies such as Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs), Councils of Governments (COGs), and others. http://www.planning.dot.gov/documents/briefingbook/bbook.htm

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