I am working on the portion where it asks to describe the coordination with the State and MPO the selection of the safety performance targets. We are a large bus transit agency. Who would the MPO be? We report data to the NTD. Would they be our MPO?
A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the policy board of an organization created and designated to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. MPOs are required to represent localities in all urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations over 50,000. The MPO for your area is the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). You can learn more about the CMAP on its website at https://bit.ly/39D4mVA. The Illinois Department of Transportation provides a list of all the MPOs in Illinois on its website at https://bit.ly/2wTncdQ.
The US Department of Transportation hosts a searchable MPO database (https://bit.ly/3dOdDgL) on its Transportation Planning Capacity Building webpage.
Please see FTA’s MPO website for more information: https://bit.ly/39y5Y34.