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Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Steve Saunders
Principal Transportation Planner

Rachel Drewlow
Transportation Planner

Will Hutchings
Transportation Planner

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) provides a forum for public officials, citizens, and other interested groups to establish policies and plans for effectively addressing various metropolitan transportation issues.  The MPO is comprised of five jurisdictions including:  Bismarck, Lincoln, Mandan, and portions of Burleigh and Morton counties.

The Bismarck-Mandan MPO is one of three MPOs in the state of North Dakota.  In addition to transportation planning efforts, the MPO must also develop and regularly update a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  More information about the preceding documents can be found on the MPO Publications section of the MPO web-page.

The Bismarck-Mandan MPO has recently commissioned the Northeast Bismarck Subarea Study to develop more detailed plans for future investment in transportation infrastructure in the Northeast Bismarck Subarea, a 12 square mile area bounded by 84th Avenue to the north, I-94 to the south, Centennial Road on the west, and 66th Street on the east.

Kim Riepl
Transportation Specialist

Robert McConnell
Title VI Coordinator / ADA Coordinator

Metropolitan Planning Organization
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221 N. 5th St.
PO Box 5503
Bismarck, ND  58506-5503

Ph: (701) 355-1840
Fax: (701) 222-6450

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The MPO receives direction from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Policy Board.  The TAC is comprised primarily of planning and engineering staff members from the MPO's member jurisdictions.  The TAC provides recommendations based on professional judgment for the MPO's Policy Board.  The Policy Board is a five member board comprised of the mayors of Bismarck, Lincoln, and Mandan, as well as a commissioner from Burleigh and Morton counties.  The Policy Board is the decision making body of the MPO.  More information about the TAC and Policy Board can be found in the Boards and Advisory Committees section of the MPO web-page.

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MPO Seeks Public Involvement in Preparation of Amendments to the Draft 2016-2019 TIP
Notice is hereby given that the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10am regarding proposed amendments to the Bismarck-Mandan MPO Draft 2016-2019 TIP. Read on...
MPO Seeks Proposals from Qualified Firms for Photogrammetric Services
The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking proposals from qualified firms wishing to conduct aerial mapping and photogrammetric services within the MPO area. Read on...

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