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TPC Responsibilities

  • Approve goals and objectives of the transportation planning process and plan.
  • Establish fiscal and personnel management agreements between the MPO Policy Committee and the fiscal agent to identify respective relationships, roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure that the Metropolitan Planning Organization is adequately staffed.
  • Provide guidance and policy to the MPO Staff on carrying out their responsibilities.
  • Hire, terminate and evaluate the Transportation Planning Director.
  • Review and adopt changes in transportation planning concepts.
  • Review and approve the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and its revisions.
  • Review and adopt the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and its revisions including project priorities and approval of any changes in the priority schedule.
  • Review and adopt the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and its revisions.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) PL Funds and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5303 planning funds.
  • Serve as liaison representatives between various governmental units in the study area to obtain optimum cooperation of all governmental units in implementing various elements of the plan.
  • Ensure citizen participation in the transportation planning process through a pro-active policy.