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Memphis MPO's Freight Profile

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The Memphis MPO is pleased to announce that the 2012 freight profiles are now published and have been added to the website. These statistics reveal how, where, and to what extent trucks, rail, water, air, multiple modes, and pipelines affect the region's transportation system. It provides a profile of each transportation mode and how it impacts the region, with a focus on inbound/outbound comparisons in dollars, percentages, tonnages, and the types of commodities. This information helps to improve the MPO's capabilities for conducting freight planning and for analyzing projects and programs for their freight benefits.


Please click here or on the image above to view the Memphis Region Freight Profiles.

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Memphis MPO Receives FHWA Bike-Ped Counter Award



The Memphis MPO was selected to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Bicycle and Pedestrian Counter Pilot Program.  The Memphis MPO was one of 10 MPOs from around the country to receive this competitive award, with other cities such as Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania receiving the award as well. The pilot program consists of a $20,000 dollar award for the MPO's purchase of technology to count bicyclists and pedestrians at planned locations around the MPO Planning Area. The MPO is working with its Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) to determine where the counter technology will be set up around the MPO Planning Area with the deployment of the technology expected to occur in late July, early August 2015. The program will wrap up in April 2016 when the MPO will give a report to the FHWA regarding its data collection and analysis.


The MPO is excited to have been awarded these funds and looks forward to developing its capabilities to track bicycle and pedestrian movement and collect data that will help the MPO enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the months and years to come.

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Regional Transportation Plan Round II Public Meetings

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The Memphis MPO is over halfway complete with its LIVABILITY 2040: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP, formerly know as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), guides the selection and implementation of transportation projects in the Memphis MPO region.   The plan directs the MPO's allocation of federal funding for the various transportation modes, including road, bicycle, pedestrian, freight and transit, in its jurisdiction for the next 25 years, with updates every four years to account for changing trends.    


To further the development of the plan and gather continued public input, the MPO will be hosting four public meetings in JulyClick here or on the image above to visit the LIVABILITY 2040 website. 


Please see public meeting locations and times below:



Collierville Board Room @ 1 - 2 pm

500 Poplar View Parkway

Collierville, TN 38017



Bert Ferguson Community Center @ 6 - 7 pm

8505 Trinity Road

Cordova, TN 38018



Baker Community Center @ 1 - 2pm

7942 Church St.
Millington, TN 38053



Orange Mound Community Center @ 6 -7 pm

2572 Park Ave.

Memphis, TN 38114

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Call for Applications - Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
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The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal transportation funding source designed to help develop transportation alternatives. Transportation alternatives includes on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure programs aimed to increase non-driver access to public transportation, transit stop amenities, greenways and trails, and more. The Memphis MPO has released a call for applications to local jurisdictions in the Mississippi and Tennessee portions of the MPO Planning Area with the hopes of funding several alternative transportation projects in the region. The final date to submit a project application to the MPO is July 17th. After which, the applications will be scored by the MPO and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) before being reviewed by the Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Transportation.


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2015 TDOT 
Multimodal Access Grant Award 
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The City of Memphis has been awarded one of fourteen, 2015 Multimodal Access Grant's (MMAG), across the state, to create a complete streets retrofit of Union Avenue between Pauline Street and Marshall Avenue. The project calls for reconfiguring the street by removing one lane of traffic and creating a two-way left hand turn lane in the middle of the street with the addition of bike lanes on the sides of the street. The project also includes streetscape improvement for pedestrians such as wider sidewalks, improved crosswalks, street trees and the relocation of public transit shelters. This project received $950,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


Click here or on the image above to find out more about TDOT's Multimodal Access Grant.

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Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) Update
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The update process to the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) kicked off on April 15, 2015. The CHSTP for the Memphis area will be prepared in accordance with Federal guidelines that require the MPO to assess all transit options for the region. The CHSTP is used to justify and support funding for new and innovative transit programs that serve people with disabilities, increase access to employment and economic opportunities, and provide transit access in rural areas.


The purposes of the CHSTP are to inventory available transportation services; assess transportation needs of transit-dependent populations including older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals; identify gaps and duplication of services; select projects for meeting unmet transportation needs; and produce an action plan for project implementation. Once complete, the new CHSTP will replace the current version that was adopted in 2007. Completion of the plan is anticipated by the end of Summer 2015.


Click here to view the current CHSTP.


A public meeting will be held at the location and time below:


July 7

Central Station Board Room @ 5:30-7pm

545 South Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

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MPO Planners on the Move
Education, Outreach & Events

Memphis MPO participated in the following activities:



April 1:  IAC Statewide Conference Call

April 2: CMP Steering Committee Meeting #2

April 8: Midtown Alternatives Analysis

April 9: Engineering and Technical Committee Meeting

April 15: CHSTP Advisory Committee Meeting

April 22: Midtown Alternatives Analysis

April 22-24: Tennessee Bike Summit in Knoxville

April 27: MATA Board Meeting

April 30: Transportation Policy Board



May 1: Congestion Management Process Webinar MPO Presentation

May 4: FHWA Ped-Bike Performance Measures

May 6: Midtown Alternatives Analysis

May 7: TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards

May 7: Mississippi Local TIP Project Status Meeting

May 12: USDOT Secretary Foxx visit to Memphis 

May 19th: MPO Federal Certification Public Meeting

May 26: Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) Meeting 

May 28: Regional Transportation Plan Adisory Committee (RTPAC) Meeting

May 28: Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) Meeting

May 29: FHWA Bike-Ped Counter Webinar



June 1: West TN RPO Coordination Meeting

June 2: Midtown Alternatives Analysis Technical Advisory Committee

June 3: IAC Statewide Conference Call

June 3: Midtown Alternatives Analysis

June 4: TDOT I-55/Crump Boulevard Public Meeting

June 3: IAC Statewide Conference Call

June 5: MS Infrastructure Committee Meeting

June 9-12: TDOT Annual MPO Conference in Kingsport

June 17: Implementation of e-STIP


Upcoming June:


June 25 @ 9am: Engineering and Technical Committee Meeting


June 25 @ 1:30pm: Transportation Policy Board Meeting


Both meetings will be held at UT Health Science Center - Student Alumni Building, 800 Madison Avenue, Memphis

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MPO Quarterly Newsletter
Volume VI, Issue II
June 2015
In This Issue
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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 

Air Quality
Bicycle and Pedestrian
Long Range Planning
Public Participation
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MPO Staff

Pragati Srivastava

Sajid Hossain
Transportation Planner

Kate Horton
Transportation Planner

Andrew Ray
Transportation Planner

Mitchell Lloyd
Transportation Planner

Kwasi Agyakwa
Transportation Planner

Nicholas Oyler
Transportation Planner/ Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

Peter Jenkins
Transportation Planner

Notimba Brooks
Grants Coordinator 

Linda Lawrence
Administrative Tech

Ann Deberry
Administrative Assistant

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MPO Calendar
(July through September, 2015)

Engineering Technical Committee (ETC) Meeting: August 6, 2015*
Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Meeting: August 27, 2015*

*Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the UT Health Science Center -Student Alumni Bldg., 800 Madison Avenue, Memphis
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Download PDF of 2015 MPO Calendar  (as adopted on November 20, 2014) 
Download PDF of 2015 MPO Calendar (Colorblind) (as adopted on November 20, 2014) 
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125 North Main St., Suite 450, Memphis, TN 38103 | Tel: (901) 636.7190 | Fax: (901) 636.7272

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