WSDOT provides oversight and fiduciary responsibilities for 12 federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and 15 state Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs).
Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations
A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an organization created and designated to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning programs in urbanized areas with 50,000 or more population. MPOs provide a forum for local decision making on transportation issues within the metropolitan planning area (MPA) boundary.
- Regional Transportation Planning Organizations
A Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) is formed through the voluntary association of local governments within a county or geographically contiguous counties to conduct regional transportation planning and programs. RTPO members include cities, counties, WSDOT, tribes, ports, transportation service providers, private employers, and others.
- MPO/RTPO/WSDOT Directory (pdf 563 kb)
The MPO/RTPO/WSDOT Directory provides contact information and website links for the MPOs and RTPOs in Washington State.
- WSDOT/MPO/RTPO Selected Federal & State Planning Requirements (pdf 563 kb)
WSDOT/MPO/RTPO reference materials contain federal and state statutes and regulations concerning the duties and requirements of MPOs and RTPOs.
MPO and RTPO Work Programs and Annual Reports
- Matt Kunic, Tribal and Regional Coordination Office Manager, 360.705.7954
- Megan Nicodemus, Tribal Liaison, WSDOT Eastern Region, 509.324.6206