MRCOG is home to the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA) (PDF).
Watch MRMPO’s videos on What MRMPO does and what the Metropolitan Transportation Plan is.
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is the long-range transportation plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area.
The Transportation Improvement Program is a short-term plan that programs funding, particularly federal funding, for transportation projects.
The Congestion Management Process is a federally mandated process that helps planners identify congested travel corridors and recommends strategies to increase transportation efficiency and provide additional options for the traveling public.
MRCOG collects traffic counts at all major roads in Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, Sandoval and southern Santa Fe counties.
The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization serves as a forum for bicycle and pedestrian planning activities throughout the region.
View a safety analysis of the transportation system of the Mid-Region Council of Governments.
The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's public participation activities obtain information, identify public sentiment, and inform the public on how to influence and help guide the planning process.
The Metropolitan Transportation Board sets policy for transportation issues in the urban area.
The LRTS responds to the growing need for transportation networks to become more efficient at addressing congestion, providing multi‐modal options for all users, supporting economic development, and improving public health.
Intelligent Transportation Systems involves the application of technology to enhance and coordinate travel management with such items as advanced communications, synchronized traffic lights, & dynamic message signs.
The MRMPO provides data for use in the development of local plans and can provide comments and guidance on transportation-related objectives and strategies.
Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required by federal law for all urbanized areas with populations greater than 50,000. MPOs are responsible for carrying out metropolitan transportation plans and programs. The MPO for the AMPA is the Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO). The Metropolitan Transportation Board, composed of local elected leaders, sets policy for transportation issues in the urban area.
Activities undertaken by MRMPO that support long range and short range transportation planning include:
- Analysis of current socio-economic conditions and development of forecasts
- Mapping (GIS)
- Roadway safety analysis
- Traffic monitoring and traffic counts
- Transportation accessibility modeling
- Travel demand forecasting
MRMPO's transportation planning data and forecasts are used by local and state agencies to develop and complete transportation projects. MRMPO uses the information for the urban area to develop a regional 20-year long-range transportation plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and the short-term Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The MTP and the TIP are the tools for bringing federal transportation funds to the metropolitan area.
- Futures 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) - The region's long range transportation plan. The MTP projects how much growth will take place in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area over a 20-plus year period and recommends transportation projects to keep pace with that growth. Futures 2040 includes a Preferred Scenario that includes a set of growth principles and which was developed as part of an intensive scenario planning effort.
- Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - The TIP covers a six-year period and lists, in detail, all transportation projects that will receive federal transportation funds within that time frame.
- Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (Including administrative modifications) (PDF) - The UPWP describes the transportation planning activities that will take place in the AMPA during Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018.
- Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Performance and Expenditure Report (PDF) - Consists of major tasks for the UPWP, the work completed for those tasks, a breakdown of the planning funds expended, and the amount of funding remaining.