Webinar: The Truth About Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)

BBD-New Tampa, Florida

As part of its new series of monthly educational seminars, the Transportation Equity Network is offering a free webinar on Thursday, 25 August 2011 (4-5PM EST) that covers the who, what, how, and why of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), including how federal legislation impacts them.

What are MPOs? MPOs are responsible for planning, programming and coordination of federal highway and transit investments ($$$) within metropolitan areas such as the San Francisco Bay Area (through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, or MTC).

Webinar Panelists:
-Katie Jansen Larson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU)
-Guillermo Mayer, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Advocates
-Robin Smith, Headquarters Liaison, FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, US Department of Transportation
-Marc Brenman, Senior Policy Adviser, The City Project

Note: There are computer system requirements to attend the webinar: PC-based attendees require Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server, and Macintosh-based attendees require Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

[photo via New Tampa & Wesley Chapel, Florida]