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 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


Proposed 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) available for review

The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization’s proposed 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) document is available for public review and comment from May 12 through May 25.

 The document is located at West Central Arkansas Planning & Development District offices, 1000 Central Ave.; City Hall, 133 Convention Blvd.; Garland County Court House, 501 Ouachita Ave.; Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., and Mountain Pine City Hall.  It is also available for review online.

 Click on the documents below:

2017 Unified Plannnig Work Program (UPWP) - DRAFT

 Call Robert Tucker, 501-525-7577, ext. 26, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or comments.

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.

Below are PDF versions of the Plan and its Executive Summary.

2040 MTP Executive Summary
2040 MTP (Complete)

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.

2013-2016 TL_MPO TIP as Amended (9/16/2014) - PDF

Tri-Lakes Area Transportation Planning Documents

2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - PDF
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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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 Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.