- Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making - TDM Document (PDF)
- Municipal Partnership Initiative Program - MPI Guide (PDF)
- Business Partnership Initiative - BPI Guide (PDF)
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are federally designated planning organizations responsible for carrying out a continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative transportation planning process for urbanized areas with populations of 50,000 or more.
The MPO's are composed of policy and technical committees with elected and appointed officials from the municipalities within the metropolitan area, the local planning commission or council of governments, chambers of commerce and/or business representatives, local public transit providers, the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA), if appropriate, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the federal funding agencies of the US Department of Transportation.
MPOs are responsible for developing a 20-Year Multimodal Transportation Plan for the metropolitan area and a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a prioritized listing of transportation projects to be carried out during the specified two year time frame.
MPO Administrative Guide 2012
- MPO Guide (PDF)
There are 4 MPOs in Maine:
- Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center (ATRC)
125 Manley Road
Auburn, ME 04210
- Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS)
12 Acme Road, Suite 102
Brewer, ME 04412
Phone: (207) 974-3111
- Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS)
21 Bradeen Street, Suite 304
Springvale, Maine 04083
- Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS)
970 Baxter Boulevard, Second Floor
Portland, ME 04103