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.
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
2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update Process
The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Executive Summary will be available for review and comment by the public for 21 days August 8 through August 29, 2015 at the following locations: West Central Arkansas Planning & Development District Offices, 1000 Central Avenue; Hot Springs City Hall, 133 Convention Center Blvd.; Garland County Courthouse, 501 Ouachita Ave.; Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. , and Mountain Pine City Hall. The Plan document is also available for review at http://www.wcapdd.org/index.php/hot-springs-area-mpo.
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
2016 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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1000 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71902
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