Tri-Lakes MPO

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The Hot Springs Area Metropolitan Planning Organziation (MPO) has a new name; Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The organization's Policy Board made amendments to the by-laws at it's most recent meeting held on July 11, 2013 to change the MPO's name.  The name change more accurately reflects the organzation's regional service area that includes Garland County, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Mountain Pine and part of Hot Spring County.  Further, the Tri-Lakes MPO Policy Board also elected to transfer the MPO's operations to West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD).  

The Tri-Lakes MPO has moved and is now located within the headquarters of WCAPDD at 1000 Central Avenue in Hot Springs. Tri-Lakes MPO is the official MPO for the local urbanized area.  Each area of more than 50,000 persons must have a designated MPO to coordinate transportation planning and funding on a regional level.  The MPO is responsible for planning and developing a safe, efficient and affordable transportation system for the region.  The initial Hot Springs Area MPO was formed in 2003 to develop a comprehensive long-range transportation plan for the area.

Tri-Lakes MPO is in the process of updating the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan.

2015 MPO Calendar - Click here for the MPO Technical Committee and Policy Board calendar/schedule of meetings.  All meetings will be held at 10:00 AM at the Tri-Lakes MPO offices located within the WCAPDD headquarters at 1000 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71901

Upcoming Meetings/Agendas:

MTP Public Meetings

The public is invited to attend two identical public visioning workshops, which will be held by the Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (TL-MPO) in an effort to update the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) through the year 2040. The MTP is a 25-year plan and the basic framework for all of the MPO’s transportation planning. The plan will identify future transportation needs in the Hot Springs urbanized area and guide the expenditure of federal, state, and local funds that become available for these projects.  For addtional information, including the date, time and location of these public meetings click here.

Transportation Program Local Public Input:

The link depicts the amended project in red and the document is also available at the Garland County Courthouse, Hot Springs City Hall and the MPO office at 1000 Central Avenue. Comments may be provided by calling 525-7577.

Transportation Improvement Progam Amendments (TIP) - PDF


Tri-Lakes Area Transportation Planning Documents:

2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - PDF
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - PDF
Public Participation Plan - PDF
2014 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects - PDF
2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan - PDF

Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program - PDF

Regional Trails Plan Outline - PDF

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Tri-Lakes MPO
PO BOX 6409
1000 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR  71902

Phone: 501-525-7577

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Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (TL-MPO) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statues and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  Therefore, the Tri-Lakes MPO does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion or disability, in the admission, access to and treatment in the MPO's programs and activities, as well as the MPO's hiring or employment practices.  Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the MPO's non-discrimination policies may be directed to Robert P. Tucker, Study Director, 1000 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, 71901, (501) 525-7577, (Voice/TTY 711), or the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinatorin large print, on audiotape and in Braille.