Metropolitan Planning Committee

The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was created in 1977 when the population of the Census-defined urbanized area exceeded 50,000.

The MPO’s regional transportation planning process ensures that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs are based on a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing planning process.  Federal funding for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this planning process.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

There are three committees that comprise the planning process: the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Technical Coordinating Committee, and the Executive Policy Committee. The composition of each committee must represent and be appointed by one of the member agencies within the geographic boundary of the MPO.

Citizens Advisory Committee
Technical Coordinating Committee
Executive Policy Committee

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Provide coordinated transportation planning efforts for the 431 square miles of area located within the Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary. This geographic boundary includes the City of Rapid City, the City of Box Elder, the City of Summerset, City of Piedmont, Ellsworth Air Force Base, the unincorporated areas of Black Hawk and the developing areas of Pennington County and Meade County.

MEETINGS

All three Committees meet in the Council Chambers of the City/School Administration Center, 300 Sixth Street.

CITY LIAISON

Patsy Horton, Division Manager
Long Range Planning Division
Community Planning and Development Services
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4120
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transportation Planning

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