2019 - Fact Sheet, Report

Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Health 101

The Nuts and Bolts of Regional Transportation Agencies

This report provides an introduction to MPOs for those who want to better understand regional planning and how to influence it to benefit health, active transportation, and equity.

The report details the structure of MPOs, the relationship between MPOs and other agencies and organizations, and the roles that MPOs play, with a focus on how MPOs can support equitable communities. The report describes key processes that MPOs manage and participate in, ways to get involved, and strategies for health and equity stakeholders to influence MPOs.

A companion report, Metropolitan Planning Organizations & Health 201: Best Practices & Promising Opportunities for Health, delves into detail regarding innovative strategies and promising practices that MPOs are taking to advance health.