Intermountain MPOs

The Intermountain MPOs is an alliance of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that serve as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). The goal is to facilitate stronger communication and interaction in the Intermountain region - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, and Utah. This collaboration empowers regional leaders’ strategic efforts in addressing interregional transportation and infrastructure issues at the federal level.

The Intermountain West—dominated by its five vast “megapolitan” areas—has emerged as America’s fastest changing, most surprisingly urban region. In this respect, the Mountain West’s current development, economic, and social trends describe a region in the midst of massive transformation.

The Intermountain MPOs play an important regional and national role to address infrastructure systems requiring federal assistance and coordination that cross multiple city, region, and state boundaries such as:

High speed rail systems

Connecting cities within megaregions

Major seaports

 

Multistate interstate corridors

That require technology investments or strategic congestion relief

Freight rail and highways

Resources

America 2050: Megaregions


In the 2008 report, America 2050 - An Infrastructure Vision for 21st Century America, the Regional Plan Association identified the growing importance of megaregions.

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Mountain Megas


In report done by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, it was noted that the Intermountain West have been experiencing a rapid population growth.

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Meetings

Intermountain MPOs Meeting, March 30, 2018

Time:

Friday, March 30, 2018

Location:

MAG Office Suite 200 — Saguaro Room
302 North 1st Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85003