Definitions for "Metropolitan Planning Organization"
The organization designated by law with lead responsibility for developing transportation plans and programs for urbanized areas with populations of 50,000 or more. MPOs are established by agreement of the Governor and units of general purpose local government which together represent 75 percent of the affected population of an affected area.
A public agency responsible for regional transportation planning. MPOs are generally composed of member jurisdictions (cities and counties) but have their own professional staff.
a forum for regional planning, collaboration, and decisionmaking, MPOs are designated agencies for metropolitan areas larger than 50,000 in population that conduct regional transportation planning.