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FAQs


What is CAMPO?

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties in Central Texas.

 

What is an MPO?

MPOs are designated for all urbanized areas having a population greater than 50,000 as identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. MPOs currently operate under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) signed into law on July 6, 2012 by President Barack Obama.

 

What does an MPO do?

In general, an MPO is responsible for conducting the urban transportation planning process that allows the CAMPO region to receive federal and state transportation funding. This is done primarily through three planning documents. These are the long-range transportation plan, the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The long-range plan is a 25-year plan that looks at the transportation system for the next two and a half decades.

The TIP is a list of transportation improvement projects that will begin to be enacted within a short-range time frame.

The Unified Planning Work Program is a two-year work plan and budget. The UPWP entails all transportation studies, data collection, travel demand modeling, and any other activities conducted by the MPO.

 

How is CAMPO Governed?

The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) is the governing body for CAMPO. The TPB is ultimately responsible for the transportation process including, but not limited to, review and approval of the recommended transportation plan and the TIP.

 

Who is on the Transportation Policy Board?

The TPB is made up of 20 local elected officials. A full list can be found on the Transportation Policy Board page.

 

What is the TAC?

The TAC is the Technical Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of transportation professionals from across the CAMPO region. They provide recommendations to the Transportation Policy Board. A list of TAC members can be found on the Technical Advisory Board page.

 

How can I get involved?

Hearing from you is vital to planning for the future of Central Texas transportation. Please click the Get Involved! link on the website to help us better plan for our future.