Public Participation

Public Participation

The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MRMPO) public participation activities obtain information, identify public sentiment, and inform the public on how to influence and help guide the planning process. MRMPO continually works to use the most effective tools and methods to reach out to the public.

Public participation is designed to provide stakeholders with meaningful access to key transportation decisions. The stakeholder groups shall at a minimum include those described in the Code of Federal Regulations (23CFR450.316(a)). These stakeholder groups are organized to varying degrees and thus different approaches are required to involve them. In the past, MRMPO has worked extensively with neighborhood group coalitions in pursuit of geographic diversity; brought advocacy groups "to the table" to assist directly in planning activities for bike and pedestrian facilities; met with representatives of freight carriers and shippers; and has formed ad hoc committees composed of agency staff, representatives of advocacy groups, and MRMPO staff. In addition, MRMPO has solicited comment from chambers of commerce, service groups, and university students.

The objective of MRMPO's public participation activities is to solicit as much comment from the broadest cross-section of the public as it can and to provide visibility to MRMPO as the coordinating body for the cooperative, continual, and comprehensive (3C) transportation planning process in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area.

MRMPO staff are generally available to meet with advocacy groups, public service groups, and anyone who may have an interest in how transportation is planned and funded.

pdfView the Public Participation Procedures adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB) on June 16, 2013.

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Futures 2040 MTP Public Meetings

The Metropolitan Transportation Board approved the Futures 2040 MTP on April 17, 2015.

On March 24, 2015, MRMPO held their final open house and public meeting on the final draft of Futures 2040 MTP and the associated FFY 2016-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). If you missed the meeting, you can find a copy of the presentation here: pdfReview of Draft Futures 2040 MTP - March 2015.


MRMPO completed its second round of public participation for the plan in spring 2014. Three meetings and two open houses were held around the region in April and May, 2014.

The Futures 2040 MTP was approved by the policy board on April 17, 2015. You can view the final version of the plan on our website. The information below relates to draft versions of the plan and to public outreach materials.



A final full round of presentations on the Draft Futures 2040 MTP and its findings were held in January 2015. Meetings were held in Rio Rancho, Belen, and Albuquerque. Below are materials from those meetings.

Spring 2015 Meeting Materials



Spring 2014 Meeting Materials


Fall 2013 Presentation

Three Futures 2040 MTP public kickoff meetings were held in November 2013 in Los Lunas, Bernalillo, and Albuquerque. The presentation given at those meetings is available here: pdfFutures 2040 MTP Public Kickoff Presentation.


MTP Questionnaire

In winter 2013/2014, nearly 1,400 residents of the Albuquerque metropolitan area provided input on transportation issues and needed improvements through the 2040 MTP questionnaire. The pdfreport’s findings were critical in the development of the Futures 2040 MTP.


Other Futures 2040 MTP Materials


Stay Informed

If you did not participate in the development of the 2040 MTP, you may still provide comments and feedback on the plan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sign-up for the MRMPO e-newsletter, Travel Times, to receive information on upcoming meetings, open houses, public comment periods and other MTP-related news





Spring 2014 Meeting Materials

A final full round of presentations on the Draft Futures 2040 MTP and its findings were held in January 2015. Meetings were held in Rio Rancho, Belen, and Albuquerque. Below are materials from those meetings.




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