The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) functions under a committee structure comprised of the Transportation Policy Board (TPB), and five (5) advisory committees, namely the Engineering and Technical Committee (ETC), the Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC), the Interagency Consultation Committee (IAC), the Freight Advisory Committee (FAC), and the Planning and Land Use Advisory Committee (PLAC).
The Memphis and Shelby County Department of Regional Services serves as staff for the Memphis MPO under the direction of the TPB.
The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) is responsible for setting policy for the Memphis MPO, and is composed of the principal elected officials of the governmental jurisdictions participating in the Memphis Urban Area Transportation Planning Process, along with the chairpersons of the major providers of local and regional transportation facilities.
For more details and a full list of members, please visit the Transportation Policy Board Webpage.
The Engineering and Technical Committee (ETC) of the Memphis MPO is responsible for advising and assisting the TPB on matters of planning and engineering. Its membership includes local jurisdiction engineers, planners, or other designated persons who are responsible for planning or implementation of transportation projects within each jurisdiction.
For more details and a full list of members, please visit the Engineering & Technical Committee Webpage.
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) provides guidance and strategy on the planning and implementation of transportation projects as related to bicycle and pedestrian travel, transit and public transportation, accessibility, safety, and community outreach.
For more details, please visit the Active Transportation Advisory Committee Webpage.
The Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) provides a forum for regional freight stakeholders to discuss strategies to aid in the efficient movement of freight and increase collaboration between the public and private sectors regarding freight matters while maintaining a good quality of life.
For more details, please visit the Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) Webpage.
The Planning and Land Use Advisory Committee (PLAC) is comprised of the planning director, principal planner, or other housing and economic development official for each government entity or major transportation provider in the Memphis MPO region.
For more details, please visit the Planning & Land Use Advisory Committee (PLAC) Webpage.
The Interagency Consultation Committee on Air Quality (IAC) provides recommendations on measures, projects, and funding sources designed to reduce emissions from motor vehicles. The group also advises the MPO on the conformity of plans and projects with national and statewide air quality standards.
For more details, please visit the Interagency Consultation Committee on Air Quality (IAC) Webpage.
The Staff of the Memphis MPO is responsible for providing staff and technical services for the TPB and each of its advisory committees. For a full list of staff, please visit the MPO Staff Webpage.