How is the Planning Area Boundary determined?
At a minimum, the MPO's planning area must cover the urbanized and contiguous geographic areas likely to become urbanized within the next 20 years.

Areas designated as a non-attainment (not meeting the Environmental Protection Agency standard for certain pollutants) under the Clean Air Act, must be included in the MPO boundary, unless there is an agreement between the MPO and Governor.

The MPO boundary should foster effective planning, enhance connections between transportation modes, improve access to the region's transportation systems, and promote effective use of transportation funds.

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1. How is a metropolitan planning organization formed?
2. Who belongs to a metropolitan planning organization?
3. How is the Planning Area Boundary determined?
4. What does the metropolitan planning organization do?
5. Why does the Bryan/College Station MPO exist?
6. Who belongs to the Bryan/College Station MPO?
7. How is the Bryan/College Station MPO structured?
8. What is the current planning area boundary of the BCSMPO?