Urbanized areas with a population of over 50,000 as determined by the U.S. census are required to create Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). An MPO is a policy board that is tasked with transportation planning for the urbanized area. MPOs receive an annual allocation from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is the MPO for the Joplin urbanized area.
2022 Meeting Schedule
Meetings of the JATSO Policy Board are open to the public and take place at 1:30 p.m. in the 5th floor study of Joplin City Hall unless otherwise stated. The agendas, news releases, and approved meeting minutes can be viewed under the "Policy Board Meetings" tab.