NADO Signs Joint Letter with NACo, NARC and NLC on MPO Threshold

Posted on: June 13th, 2011 by NADO Admin

On June 9, NADO joined the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and the National League of Cities (NLC) in urging congressional committees charged with drafting the SAFETEA-LU reauthorization legislation to oppose eliminating metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in regions with less than 200,000 people.  The letter, sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Senate Committee on Banking and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, encouraged Members to consider the role of local elected officials in the transportation planning process.  More than 200 of the nation’s 382 MPO’s would lose their MPO designation if the threshold was changed.  To view the letter, click here. (http://nado NULL.livepulsedev NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/MPO-Coalition-letter NULL.pdf)

Also this week, 107 MPO directors signed on to a letter led by the Association of MPOs (AMPO) on this same issue.  To view the letter, click here. (http://nado NULL.livepulsedev NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/AMPO-Grandfather-Letter-Rep-Mica-2 NULL.pdf)

 

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