Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

Public Participation


Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)



The Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) coordinates transportation planning within the MPO Boundary Planning Area in Taylor and Jones Counties. The MPO is soliciting public input on an amendment to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) FYs 2020-2045, an amendment to the current FYs 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the new FYs 2021-2024 TIP. The MTP consists of transportation projects over the next 25 years and the TIP consists of roadway and transit projects to be funded with Federal, State, and Local funds over a four-year period.


NOTE: "This public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA's Program of Projects requirements".


Written comments will be accepted thru 5:00 pm on April 17th and can be emailed to abilenempo@abilenetx.gov. A MPO Policy Board meeting will be held on April 21st at 1:30 pm at the Council Chambers, Abilene City Hall, 555 Walnut St. Abilene, Texas. Due to COVID-19, this meeting may be conducted via telephonic or videoconference. Information on the meeting format will be posted at https://abilenempo.org/meetings.html. Special communication or accommodation needs can be requested by contacting the MPO at (325) 437-9999 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. We value your input and ideas on transportation.


For a pdf of the documents, click on the following links:

MTP FYs 2020-2045


TIP amendment FYs 2019-2022


TIP FYs 2021-2024


Written comments will be accepted thru 5:00 pm on April 17th and can be emailed to abilenempo@abilenetx.gov.

Comment forms are available here.



What Can The MPO Do For Me?

Whether you are a member of the MPO or a private citizen, you have a role to play with the MPO. The MPO Policy Board members and Technical Advisory Committee are responsible to the residents of the region for the quality of transportation services and for the impact of transportation on their overall quality of life. This means the members share the responsibility for making sure that major transportation issues of today and tomorrow are dealt with fairly and properly.

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the transportation planning process during the MPO meetings or to contact the MPO staff with any transportation ideas or concerns.


Public Participation Plan

The Public Participation Plan (PPP) is intended to ensure that public participation is an integral and effective part of the Abilene MPO activities and that decisions are made with the benefit and consideration of important public perspectives. This plan provides a mechanism for bringing a broad range of diverse viewpoints and values into the Abilene MPO decision making process.

Public Participation Plan Document


Public Meetings

The Abilene MPO Policy Board meetings are open to the public.  These meetings are held to plan for our future transportation needs and to discuss transportation projects. (See a complete listing on the Meetings tab)



Scheduled Meetings

Scheduled Meetings








Ride of Silence Bicycle Awareness

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MPO Events Calendar

Get Involved


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October 2013
July 2015

March 2016

December 2018

Public Comments and Transportation Suggestions

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Public Notification Request Form

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Having Issues? Download the Comment and Notification Request forms below:

Comment Form (PDF)
Notification Request Form (PDF)

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