Planning-Assistance Program

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The MPO offers its member communities technical assistance to address transportation concerns such as traffic operations, bicycle and pedestrian access, livability, parking, and bus stop locations.

We encourage municipalities to reach out to the program contact individuals cited, or to fill out the form below.

Community Transportation Technical Assistance

The process begins with the community inviting a team of transportation planners to discuss the issues, and ends with the planners recommending solutions to address the concerns. Since the program’s inception, more than 15 communities have received recommendations ranging from traffic calming and intersection redesign to pedestrian circulation and bicycle accommodation.

For more information, please contact Mark Abbott, MPO Staff, at 857.702.3641 or

Livable Community Workshops

The MPO offers free workshops to identify local strategies for making our communities better places to live by educating the public on the concepts of livability and the role that transportation plays in achieving it. MPO staff plan the event with local organizers, facilitate community consideration of how design influences livability, and encourage discussion of how livability concepts may be incorporated into the host community. Workshops are tailored to the needs or goals of the selected community.

For more information, please contact Casey Claude, MPO Staff, at 857.702.3707 or

Regional Transit Service Planning

Interested in growing ridership, optimizing routes, and making service more cost-effective? Whether you’re a regional transit authority, transportation management association, Metropolitan Area Planning Council subregion, or a municipality, MPO staff will help you improve the transit service that you fund or operate.

For more information, please contact Annette Demchur, MPO Staff, at 857.702.3650 or

Apply for our programs by completing the form below, or by contacting the individuals cited above:
Brief description of the location and issue(s) that you would like us to examine