space
nameplate
space
space
shadow
space
shadow
space
space
space

Newly Adopted Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP)

west tn county map
On May 5, 2016, the Memphis MPOs Transportation Policy Board (TPB) adopted a new Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP). This process included a regional coordination across 20 counties in three States: Five Counties in Arkansas, Five Counties in Mississippi, and Ten Counties in Tennessee.   
 
The purpose of the CPT-HSTP development is to promote coordination between transit service agencies to address the identified gaps and needs for transportation disadvantaged populations including older adults, persons with disabilities, and persons of low income. With continuing efforts, the Memphis MPO along with the Transit service providers will monitor transportation efforts in the region to determine how the strategies in the CPT-HSTP may apply to ongoing planning efforts.
 
The development of the CPT-HSTP was a collective effort between the Memphis MPO, West Memphis MPO, West Tennessee RPO, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). 
 
More information about the Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan can be found on the Memphis MPO website, here
space
space
space

Regional Freight Plan Process Begins

I-40 corridor through Memphis
The Memphis MPO has begun the process of creating a comprehensive Regional Freight Plan for the Greater Memphis Region. As "America's Distribution Center," the region plays a critical role in the Nation's global supply chain. This plan will:
 
  • Provide an overview of the region's freight transportation system and goods movements
  • Identify key issues and challenges to the region's overall freight system as well as strategic freight corridors
  • Assess all modes of freight transportation, such as: Truck, Rail, Pipeline, Waterways, and Air
  • Analyze future threats to economic competitiveness of freight in the region 

The Memphis MPO will be working with a consultant team lead by AECOM, and the plan is expected to be completed by Spring of 2017.

More information about the Regional Freight Plan can be found on the MPO's website, here
space
space
space

Greater Memphis Regional Socio-Demographic Profile 


Mississippi river in Memphis

The Memphis MPO has updated the Regional Trends information on our website that offers a snapshot of the current socio-demographic trends in the Greater Memphis Region. The primary data is derived from the United States Census Bureau, which provides a better understanding of trends over time. The information is categorized by areas such as population, housing, employment, economy and transportation. This information demonstrates the evolving diversity within our region that impacts the region's transportation needs. This information can be accessehere on our website.
space
space
space
Lamar Avenue FASTLANE Grant Submitted

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) partnered with the Memphis MPO and submitted a grant application to fund improvements to US-78/Lamar Avenue. The grant is part of the USDOT's FASTLANE program, which has $800 million available for freight related projects throughout the Nation. The Lamar Avenue application is hoping for $180 million, in order to make significant improvements that will help mitigate congestion, safety, and freight issues.

As one of the key freight corridors in the region, Lamar Avenue is a vital link for freight movement throughout the Southeast. This application was the only FASTLANE application submitted by TDOT.

To learn more about the Lamar Avenue FASTLANE Grant submission, visit TDOT's website to view the press release, here.

Additional information about the US-78/Lamar Ave Corridor can be found here.  
space
space
space
MPO Planners on the Move
Education, Outreach & Events

Memphis MPO participated in the following activities during the months of April - June:

April:
4-7: National APA Conference
7: ETC Meeting
11: ATAC Meeting
21-23: Tennessee Bike Summit
25-27: Freight Peer Exchange, Dubuque, Iowa
26: MATA Board Meeting
27: West TN FAC Meeting
28: 2016 Regionsmart ULI Summit
29: TDOT TAP Meeting

May:
5: TPB Meeting
11: Freight Industry Performance Measures Webinar
12: National Performance Measures Webinar
17: CMAQ Overview Process Webinar
19: Detroit Planning Fellows Meeting
23: Routes of Significance Meeting
23: CEDS Steering Committee
24: MATA Board Meeting
26: TN Fuels RRAP Meeting

June:
2: American Community Survey Webinar
10: Advanced American Fact Finder Webinar
21: Mississippi TIP Project Status Meeting
21: Regional Models of Cooperation Webinar
21: Bus Stop Study Public Meeting
22: Bus Stop Study Stakeholder Meetings
22: Shared Mobility Webinar
23: Business and Economic Data Webinar
28 MATA Board Meeting

Upcoming Events for 2016:
August 2: ATAC Meeting
August 4: ETC Meeting
Augsut 25: TPB Meeting
MPO Quarterly Newsletter
Volume VI, Issue V
June 2016
In This Issue
space
space
Did You Know?

It is easy to JOIN THE MPO CONTACT LIST to receive periodic email updates on regional transportation planning and related matters that are important to you.

Simply click here and then select the
JOIN OUR CONTACT LIST  button. There you will be provided a list of transportation topics, that interest you, to choose from .

Some of the 
Interest Groups 
include:

Air Quality
Bicycle and Pedestrian
Freight
Livability
Long Range Planning
Public Participation
Transit
General 
space
space
The Memphis MPO Welcomes 
New Staff Member

Betty Turner

Betty Turner

Administrative Technician

Mrs. Betty Turner has joined the Memphis MPO as our new Administrative Technician. She has resided in Memphis since the age of four, and is a graduate of the University of Memphis where she received a BPS in Paralegal Studies. Mrs. Turner looks forward to working closely with the MPO staff.
space
space
MPO Staff

Pragati Srivastava
Administrator
901.636.7190

Sajid Hossain
Transportation Planner
901.636.7183

Kate Horton
Transportation Planner
901.636.7218

Mitchell Lloyd
Transportation Planner
901.636.7146

Kwasi Agyakwa
Transportation Planner
901.636.7189

Nicholas Oyler
Transportation Planner/ Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
901.636.7130

Nathaniel Heyward
Transportation Planner
901.636.7273

Zylavian Watley
Transportation Planner
zylavian.watley@memphistn.gov
901.636.7216

Roger Ekstrom 
Transportation Planner
roger.ekstrom@memphistn.gov
901.636.7156

Notimba Brooks
Grants Coordinator 
901.636.7227

Betty Turner
Administrative Technician
901.636.7229

Ann Deberry
Administrative Assistant
901.636.7190









































































space
space
MPO Calendar
(July through September 2016)

Engineering Technical Committee (ETC) Meeting: August 4, 2016*
Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Meeting: August 25, 2016*

*Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the UT Health Science Center -Student Alumni Bldg., 800 Madison Avenue, Memphis
mpo calendar
calendar legend

mpo logo

125 North Main St., Suite 450, Memphis, TN 38103 | Tel: (901) 636.7190 | Fax: (901) 636.7272