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.
2016 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
The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department (AHTD) is hosting a regional meeting to gather public input regarding the future of transportation in Arkansas.
It will be held on June 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the West Central Arkansas Planning & Development District office located at 1000 Central Avenue in Hot Springs.
Meeting Announcement Flyer
2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Transportation Plan was adopted by the MPO’s Policy Board on September 10, 2015. It represents the culmination of a 10 month effort update, revise and incorporate the public’s input into a document that will guide the development of transportation infrastructure in the Hot Springs metropolitan area for the next five years.
MTP Anaysis Boards from public input sessions (Descriptions of major transportation system components):
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.
2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - PDF
2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - PDF
2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - PDF
Public Participation Plan - PDF
2015 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects - PDF
Title VI Program - PDF
Regional Trails Plan Outline - PDF
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Hot Springs, AR 71902
Notice of Non-Discrimination
This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.