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Welcome to the homepage of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization.

JATSO's purpose is to administer the federal required transportation planning process in the Joplin Metropolitan Area. The JATSO oversees federal planning funds from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

Some of the responsibilites of the JATSO are: 

  • Approve goals and objectives of the transportation planning process.
  • Review and approve Unified Planning Work Programs
  • Review and adopt Transportation Improvement Programs
  • Provide metropolitan transportation planning process self-certifications.
  • Review and adopt Long-Range Transportation Plans and revisions
  • Serve as liaison between various governmental units in implementing various elements of the plan.
  • Ensure citizen participation in the transportation planning process through the Public Involvement Plan.
  • Be compliant with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.