Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO) is the federally designated regional transportation planning organization for Bend.
The Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the lead agency for regional transportation planning and the decision making body for federal and state transportation funding for the Bend Area. The Bend MPO formed in December 2002 when the Bend area reached 50,000 in population.
The MPO works cooperatively with local governments to set priorities for transportation needs. MPOs are charged with maintaining and conducting a "continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive" regional transportation planning and project programming process for the MPO area.
Transportation planning is about identifying opportunities to improve mobility for the people and businesses who use transportation systems; it is about providing accessibility for everyone in your community.Transportation planning helps the public and elected officials translate goals and visions into a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the BMPO. The BMPO will develop a short-term program of projects, called a Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), which is updated every four years. Once the MTIP is approved by the MPO, it is added without changes to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Each State develops a STIP consistent with the Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan.
Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Plans and Initiatives:
- Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
- Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)
- Federal Obligation Annual Report
- Involve the public
Transportation Data Portal
Bend MPO Governance
The BMPO Policy Board is responsible for all actions, agreements, and functions to be carried out by the MPO, including the management, supervision, policy and direction of all programs, functions, and activities established and operated under the MPO. The board made up of local elected officials sets policy for an MPO and adopts long-range plans and short-range programs of future transportation improvements. The general public, as well as various stakeholder groups, such as nonprofit, community-based, and environmental organizations, provide input that informs the policies, plans, and overall program direction that an MPO follows.