Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Federally mandated, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for the administration of the area’s surface transportation planning activities. The Metropolitan Planning Area includes portions of Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties and the cities from Longview to Gladewater, Union Grove, East Mountain and Lakeport. The MPO is governed by a Policy Board composed of elected officials and senior staff members from Longview, White Oak, Gladewater, Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties and the Texas Department of Transportation. Representatives of the Federal Highway Administration and the local Texas State Representatives serve as non-voting members of the transportation board. The MPO Technical Committee, constituted of staff members from participating public entities and agencies, provides technical analysis, develops policies, plans, and projects for recommendation to the Policy Board.

Mission Statement

To provide cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing  short and long-range transportation planning that promotes the safe, reliable, and secure movement of people and goods in the Longview Metropolitan Area.

Latest News

    • The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has scheduled a Policy Board meeting on Wednesday, April 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Longview City Council Chambers located in the Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, 300 W. Cotton St., to consider a revision to the FY 17 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), approval of letters of support for Transportation Alternatives projects, and adoption of Longview Transit’s asset management performance targets. The UPWP outlines MPO transportation planning activities and studies for a two-year period. The MPO Policy Board is the top-level transportation committee providing both review and policy guidance for transportation planning in the greater Longview area. The public is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting.
    • The 2017 - 2020 Longview MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) revisions have been adopted and the updated document can be found here. The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
    • The new FM 2275/George Richey Road extension (Phase I) from McCann Road to US 259 in Longview is now open to traffic. Click here for more information.
    • The Longview MPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for FY 2106 and FY 2017 has been revised and is available for review. The UPWP outlines MPO transportation planning activities and studies for a two-year period.
    • 2015 traffic count data is now available for the greater Longview area. Traffic count data was gathered in late 2015 and was funded by the Longview Economic Development Corporation. A printable 2015 Traffic Count Map and an 2015 Traffic Count interactive map are now available.
    • Please review our FY 15 Annual Project Listing.  Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: roadway, transit, bicycle & pedestrian and grouped projects.  Click here to see the report. 
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