MPOs Across Texas

There are 25 MPOs in the State of Texas:  each charged with the duty to plan transportation within their planning areas using federal funds.

BCSMPO, like other MPOs in Texas, are members of TEMPO, the Texas Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.  TEMPO was established to:

  • Provide a conduit for exchange of information and ideas,
  • Coordinate participation in state and federal policy development,
  • Promote professional development and continuing education,
  • To promote and develop better transportation planning in the State of Texas, and
  • Enhance working partnerships with the Texas Department of Transportation, and the various agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation.

MPOs are classified by size according to the following standards:

Small MPO population < 50,000, Medium 100,000-200,000, and large > 200,000

A transportation management area, or TMA, is an urban area that has a population greater than 200,000 and must meet certain requirements, such as Air Quality Control.

(These specific numbers were taken from the Federal Highway Administration Website at

Contact information for all Texas MPOs, as well many other links to MPO-specific information can be found at the TEMPO website by following this link to the TEMPO website: