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 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 is 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.
MTP Public Open House
Tri-Lakes MPO is in the process of updating the region's Metropolitan Transportation Plan through the year 2040. A public open house meeting to provide information about the planning process and to consider public comments and input will be held on May 21, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Hot Springs Transportation Depot located at 100 Broadway Terrace, Hot Springs, AR 71901. For more details about this meeting, click here.
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
Transportation Program Local Public Input:
The link depicts the amended project in red, and the document is also available at the MPO office at 1000 Central Avenue. Comments may be provided by calling 525-7577.
2013-2016 TL_MPO TIP as Amended (9/16/2014) - PDF
The proposed Tri-Lakes MPO annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) outlines the MPO's annual work elements and activities for the upcoming year. A link to the draft work program appears below:
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
Title VI Program - PDF
Regional Trails Plan Outline - PDF
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Hot Springs, AR 71902
Notice of Non-Discrimination
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