Policies & Procedures

If you are trying to find out how the MPO works, its annual budget, or past certification reviews, you can find them (and more!) here.

Policies and Procedures Manual

Every organization has a guidebook or handbook that outlines how the organization should function on a daily basis. For the MPO, this guidebook is named the "Policies and Procedures Document". The Policies and Procedures document details the organizational standards for MPO staff; how we interact with the public, our planning process, and response times for data requests, just to name a few. If you have a question about the MPO and how we work, this is the most comprehensive guide.

Bylaws

The Indianapolis MPO's bylaws codify the structure, jurisdiction, roles, duties, and membership in the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP is essentially the MPO's list of projects and tasks for the upcoming year, along with the budget for each. It is updated annually and approved by the IRTC.

Complete Streets Policy

The MPO's Complete Streets Policy was adopted in 2014 and amended in October 2016. Building complete streets provides many benefits to residents, business owners, developers, and the community as a whole. First and foremost, embracing the complete streets concept will help create balanced transportation systems by providing accessible, safe, and efficient connections between destinations. It will bolster economic growth and stability while increasing property values. It will enhance job growth, improve safety, improve public health and fitness, reduce harmful emissions, and reduce the overall demand on our roadways by allowing people to replace motor vehicle trips with active transportation options. Secondly, integrating sidewalks, bike facilities, transit amenities, and safe crossings into the initial design of a project spares the expense and complications of retrofits implemented at a later date. Thirdly, proactively planning for a multimodal transportation system can promote its integration with land use policies to encourage sustainable development.

Certification Review

FHWA and FTA are required to jointly review and evaluate the transportation planning process for each urbanized area over 200,000 in population at least every four years to determine if the process meets the Federal planning requirements.