Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are federally required regional policy bodies in urbanized areas with populations over 50,000. MPOs recognize the critical links between transportation and other societal goals such as economic health, air quality, social equity, environmental resource consumption, and overall quality of life.
Locally, the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) is responsible, in cooperation with the State of Kansas, for carrying out the metropolitan transportation planning process. WAMPO staff members serve as facilitators in regional discussions for transportation improvements for the 21 individual jurisdictions that comprise the WAMPO region.
WAMPO 101 Presentation
WAMPO: Your Region's MPO
The MPO Citizen's Guide (English version)