Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Options Exist to Enhance Transportation Planning Capacity and Federal Oversight

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) are responsible for transportation planning in metropolitan areas; however, little is known about what has been achieved by the planning efforts. This congressionally requested report describes (1) the characteristics and responsibilities of MPOs, (2) the challenges that MPOs face in carrying out their responsibilities, (3) how the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides oversight for MPOs and the extent to which this improves transportation planning, and (4) the options that have been proposed to enhance transportation planning. To address these objectives, GAO ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 9, 2009.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) are responsible for transportation planning in metropolitan areas; however, little is known about what has been achieved by the planning efforts. This congressionally requested report describes (1) the characteristics and responsibilities of MPOs, (2) the challenges that MPOs face in carrying out their responsibilities, (3) how the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides oversight for MPOs and the extent to which this improves transportation planning, and (4) the options that have been proposed to enhance transportation planning. To address these objectives, GAO surveyed all 381 MPOs (with an 86 percent response rate) and conducted case studies of eight metropolitan areas and conducted a survey of program managers."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Options Exist to Enhance Transportation Planning Capacity and Federal Oversight, report, September 9, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296698/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.