Our Planning Area
The MPO plans and programs funding within a specific area, known as the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The MPA includes the urbanized area of Central Indiana (the areas that are already mostly developed, identified on the map by the Urbanized Area Boundary - UAB) plus the areas that are expected to urbanize over the next 20 years. The MPO guides the development of a multi-modal transportation system within the MPA. Any roadway or pathway that runs along an outer edge of the UAB is considered within the UAB. Any roadway or pathway that runs along an outer edge of the MPA is considered within the MPA.