Planning Area

In November 2013, the Longview MPO planning area boundary was expanded due to the increase of  the 2010 Census designated urbanized area.  In accordance with 23 U.S.C. §134 and 23 C.F.R. §450.312, a metropolitan planning area boundary shall, at a minimum, encompass the entire existing urbanized area and the contiguous area expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period for the metropolitan transportation plan.

  • 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 plans for 260 sq. miles in East Texas. 
  • According to the 2010 Decennial Census, there are approximate population of 123,000 in the MPO’s planning area.

Latest News

    • Bike survey results are now available! Click here to see what kind of suggestions and
      challenges were identified for walking and biking in the greater Longview area.
    • Please review our draft Public Participation Plan, the MPO's guide to ensure the public is fully informed and has opportunities to express opinions and concerns. It's being updated due to the FAST Act.
    • The MPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for FY 2018 and FY 2019 is being revised for the addition of $45,000 in funding.  The UPWP outlines transportation planning activities and studies for MPO staff.
    • Please review our FY 2017 Annual Project Listing. Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: highway, grouped projects, transit and bicycle & pedestrian.
    • Please review two additions to the 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
    • Please review our MPO Unified Planning Work Program for FY 2018 and FY 2019 that outlines transportation planning activities and studies for MPO staff.
    • 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.