Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success

This report presents strategies to facilitate the future success of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) throughout the United States. Following a report summary, Section 1 of the report presents a description of the Innovation Database of best practices, short video summaries of the Information Forums (both available online), and the Toolkit for the 21st Century (included in the report at the end of Section 1). These tools were designed to be highly user-oriented, as that was one of the conditions stressed during this project and by those providing input during the early stages of the study. Section 2 of this report delves into key issues facing MPOs now and in the near future then shares how the study design was conceived, and then reconceived as a result of the global pandemic and cultural events, to address what MPOs told the research team were important matters. These topics were arranged into 12 functional areas and four categories (External Partnerships, Access to Resources, MPO Product Relevancy, and External Change Forces) to organize the findings. Key findings pertaining to these categories are derived from hours of discourse conducted during eight regional Roundtables and eight Information Forums, as well as an extensive review of related literature. Conclusions and directions for future research are followed by five appendices detailing the specific outcomes of literature reviews and engagement efforts.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Prepublication Draft
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 160p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01842188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309688345
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2022 12:25PM