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Category: RTPO States


The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) oversees state transportation policy and authorized the creation of Area Commissions on Transportation (ACTs) in 1996.  ACTs are voluntary regional advisory entities that serve a


Following the designation of 11 sub-state planning districts in 1970, local governments throughout Oklahoma established Councils of Governments to work on regional planning issues.[1]  In 1992, the Oklahoma Association of

North Carolina

Since 2002, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has implemented a major re-engineering of its consultation process with rural local officials. The change was mandated under a new state

New York

The nine regional development organizations in the state (known locally as regional planning and development boards or regional planning councils) have no formal contracts or partnerships with the state to

New Mexico

New Mexico has used a regional transportation planning organization (RTPO) system since the early 1990s to conduct outreach to local officials in regions not covered by an MPO.  The year

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) partners with nine regional planning commissions (RPCs), five serving rural regions and four serving metropolitan areas, to conduct transportation planning at the regional


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) provides liaisons and state matching funds to all of the state’s 13 regional planning agencies (RPAs) to implement transportation planning.  Three of the RPAs


In Maine, the state’s regional planning organizations (RPOs) have had a contractual relationship with the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) to support statewide planning for over 20 years, but the


To accommodate the state’s diversity in geography, economy, and transportation network, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) uses its 12 highway districts, 15 Area Development Districts (ADDs, the state’s regional development


When ISTEA became law in 1991, regional transportation became a focal point. In response, the Iowa Transportation Commission designated regional transit-planning regions where local officials were given ownership over the

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