The MPO serves as the official decision making body for the Tuscaloosa Area transportation planning process. In this capacity the MPO determines how federal transportation funds are spent in the Tuscaloosa area. The MPO’s responsibilities include providing overall guidance to the planning process, review and approval of all process plans and programs, and ensuring public participation in the process.

Meeting Notification

If you wish to receive news releases for upcoming MPO meetings please send an e-mail with your name and address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Title VI Notification - Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

The MPO operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the MPO.

For more information on the MPO's civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 205-333-2990, extension 213; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or visit the MPO office at 4200 Highway 69 North, Suite 1, Northport, AL.

A complaint may be directly filed with the Federal Transit Administration at the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 2059

If information is needed in another language, please write to Title VI Complaint, Tuscaloosa Area MPO, P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35473 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the subject line "Interpreter".

Si se necesita información en otro idioma, por favor escriba a "Title VI Complaint", Tuscaloosa Area MPO, P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35473 o por e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. con el asunto "Interpreter".

Wenn Informationen in einer anderen Sprache benötigt wird, schreiben Sie bitte an "Title VI Complaint", Tuscaloosa Area MPO, P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35473 oder E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mit dem Betreff "Interpreter".

Si l'information est nécessaire dans une autre langue, s'il vous plaît écrivez à "Title VI Complaint", Tuscaloosa Area MPO, P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35473 ou par e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. avec la ligne d'objet "Interpreter".

如果需要在另一种语言的信息,请写信给 "Title VI Complaint", Tuscaloosa Area MPO, P.O. Box 509, Northport, AL 35473 或电子邮件 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 主题行 "Interpreter".

Translation and Interpretation

English

To translate this website or the documents on this website to another language please go to these two websites (http://translate.google.com/ or http://www.bing.com/translator) and follow the instructions. 

If you need an interpreter to participate in a MPO activity please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "INTERPRETER".  Please include the language needed, event(s), date(s), and time(s) that you will need the interpreter.  You may send the e-mail in your native language.  If funds are available, the interpreter will be provided free of charge. 

Spanish - Español

Para traducir esta página web o de los documentos en este sitio web a otro idioma, por favor ir a estos dos sitios web (http://translate.google.com/ o http://www.bing.com/translator) y siga las instrucciones.

Si necesita un intérprete para participar en una actividad de MPO por favor envíe un e-mail a
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. con el asunto "INTERPRETER". Por favor, incluya el lenguaje necesario, evento (s), fecha (s) y hora (s) que usted necesita el intérprete. Usted puede enviar el correo electrónico en su idioma nativo. Si los fondos están disponibles, el intérprete se proporcionará de forma gratuita.

 German - Deutsch

Um diese Website oder die Dokumente auf dieser Website in eine andere Sprache übersetzen gehen Sie bitte auf diesen beiden Websites (http://translate.google.com/ oder http://www.bing.com/translator) und folgen Sie den Anweisungen.

Wenn Sie einen Dolmetscher in einem MPO Aktivität teilzunehmen benötigen Sie bitte eine E-Mail an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mit dem Betreff " INTERPRETER ". Bitte geben Sie die Sprache benötigt, Event (s), Datum (s) und Zeit (en), dass Sie die Dolmetscher benötigen. Sie können die E-Mail in Ihrer Muttersprache zu senden. Wenn Mittel zur Verfügung stehen, wird der Dolmetscher kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

 French - Français

Pour traduire ce site Web ou les documents sur ce site dans une autre langue rendez-vous sur ces deux sites (http://translate.google.com/ ou http://www.bing.com/translator) et suivez les instructions.

Si vous avez besoin d'un interprète pour participer à une activité MPO s'il vous plaît envoyez un e-mail à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. avec la ligne d'objet « INTERPRETER ». S'il vous plaît inclure le langage nécessaire, événement (s), date (s) et heure (s) que vous aurez besoin de l'interprète. Vous pouvez envoyer votre e-mail dans votre langue maternelle. Si les fonds sont disponibles, l'interprète sera fourni gratuitement.

 Chinese - 中国的

本网站或本网站上的文件到另一种语言翻译请到这两个的网站(http://translate.google.com/或http://www.bing.com/translator),并按照说明。

如果您需要翻译一个MPO活动的参与,请发送电子邮件到 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,与主题行“INTERPRETER”。请包括所需要的语言,事件(次)(次),日期,时间(s),你将需要口译员。您的母语,您可以发送电子邮件。如果资金到位,解释器将免费提供。

MPO BACKGROUND

Federal Requirement
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962 required all Urban Areas with populations of at least 50,000 to have a transportation planning process in order to be eligible for Federal funds. The Act stated that the planning process was to be continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive. In addition the Act required all plans and programs produced from the process to be consistent with the comprehensive planned development of the area.

Organization
The Tuscaloosa Area transportation planning process is conducted by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO is composed of four committees. The MPO committee (Policy Committee) is the official decision making body of the process. The MPO committee is served by three advisory committees: the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPC). More information on the committees can be found on the MPO Committees page.

Study Area
Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to include the current Census Bureau-defined urbanized area and the area expected to be urbanized by the forecast year of the long-range transportation plan. The study area can also be expanded to include regional economic development and growth forecasting areas. The Tuscaloosa Area MPO used this option when they established Tuscaloosa County as their study area. All MPO plans and programs are limited to the study area.

Agreement
One of the early steps in any transportation planning process is the development of an agreement. The agreement legally delineates the concerned governmental entities, defines the duties of each entity, and outlines the organizational structure. The first agreement was executed in 1963.

The most recent agreement was executed in 2007. The agreement is between the West Alabama Regional Commission, Tuscaloosa County, the City of Tuscaloosa, the City of Northport, the Tuscaloosa County Parking and Transit Authority, and the State of Alabama.

Regulations
The joint Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration regulations regarding transportation planning were issued on February 14, 2007. The regulations dictate the development of unified planning work programs, transportation improvement programs, and long-range transportation plans.