Metropolitan Planning Organization

A Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, is a transportation policy-making board made up of representatives from local government and transportation agencies. The Erie MPO has twenty-three voting members that represent all of Erie County.

MPO Technical Advisory Committee:

Until further notice, meetings will be held virtually on zoom beginning at 10:00am and adjourning by noon.

MPO Coordinating Committee:

Until further notice, meetings will be held virtually on zoom beginning at 10:00am and adjourning by noon.

Coordinating and Technical Advisory Committee meeting notices/agendas will also be emailed to all Erie MPO voting members, alternates and interested area stakeholders prior to each meeting. To be placed on the email list or to request previous meeting minutes and materials, please email or call 814-451-6336.

Annual Obligation Report

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act enacted by US Congress in 2015 requires all MPO’s to publish for public view, an annual listing of projects for which federal funds have been obligated (49 USC Chapter 53, Section 5303). What are project obligations? In order to begin work on any phase of a transportation project, the funds specified for the project must be obligated. This means that the money is set aside for that particular project and associated phases. Work can then be charged to the project, including design expenses, construction, and payroll costs for local or state employees working on the project.

Annual Reports for Download

Erie MPO Membership

Voting members are appointed by 16 transportation agencies, authorities and local governments as described in the Erie MPO Bylaws.

The MPO is composed of two standing committees:

Use the map below to find your representative.

How You Can Get Involved

Residents interested in contacting the Erie MPO or taking part in the transportation planning process should contact the Erie County Department of Planning and Community Development at 814-451-7325. As the administrating agency for the Erie MPO, the Department of Planning and Community Development is the primary contact for all questions and comments regarding the MPO and the planning process. You could ask to be added to the Erie MPO email list.

You could also contact your local Erie MPO representative. The membership of the Erie MPO is mostly made up of local elected officials and municipal professionals. Even municipalities that are not directly represented on the MPO are represented through either the Erie County Association of Boroughs or the Erie County Association of Township Officials.

Residents are also welcome to attend an Erie MPO Coordinating Committee meeting. All meetings are open to the public, and every meeting has time on the agenda reserved for public comments.

Unified Planning Work Program

Transportation planning activities undertaken by the Erie MPO are defined in the UPWP.  The document is adopted every two years.