Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

Public Participation


Update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Abilene MPO is updating its long-range transportation plan this year, commonly known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP is updated every five years, as required by federal law, to plan for the area’s major transportation investments needed to keep up with our region’s growth and development trends. The 2045 MTP will guide federal, state, and local funding over the next 25 years to address congestion and transportation needs in the Abilene region. The plan will include roads, transit, and active transportation options such as walking and biking. It will also examine new technologies, travel strategies, and choices that maximize the use of current transportation infrastructure.


To take a survey on future transportation needs, click on the link below.




The MPO is soliciting projects for inclusion in the FY 2020-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  To submit a project - download the form and email to abilenempo@abilenetx.gov.


Project Nomination Forms and surveys will be accepted through October 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm.




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

Ride to Work Day












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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