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Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

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The Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMCMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that serves the City of Bloomington, the Town of Ellettsville and parts of Monroe County, as originally designated by the Governor of Indiana in 1982. The BMCMPO also includes Indiana University and Bloomington Transit as planning partners.

Public Participation Notice

Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

In accordance with its Public Participation Plan, the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is holding a thirty (30) day public review for amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program. Written comments on the proposed amendments will be taken starting on September 22, 2015 and ending on October 22, 2015. The MPO Policy Committee is expected to vote on these amendments at their meeting held on November 6, 2015.

The following amendment requests have been made by the sponsoring agencies:

Indiana Department of Transportation

-Modify DES# 1296962 HMA Overlay, preventative maintenance on SR 45 from SR 46 to Unionville

-Remove DES# 1401351 Concrete Pavement Restoration on SR 46 at SR 37

Copies of the amendment requests are available for review at:

-City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department 401 N. Morton St. Ste. 130 Bloomington, IN 47404; or

-Online at:

Written comments can be submitted to address above or by email

For additional information please contact MPO staff at (812) 349-3423.

MPO Committee Picture MPO Committees

The MPO is guided by three separate committees: the Policy Committee, Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens Advisory Committee.

MTP Icon Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Currently under development, the 2040 MTP will guide MPO short and long range transportation investments. This is also a unique opportunity for your thoughts and opinions to be an integral part of the community's future.

We invite you to participate and get involved!

TIP Icon 2 Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a 4 year program that describes the projects that will use Federal transportation funds.

The TIP contains funding information for all modes, including: transit, bicycle, pedestrian and motor vehicle projects

UPWP Icon Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes all planning activities that are anticipated in the MPO study area over two fiscal years and documents the work that staff will perform with federal highway and transit planning funds.

More Plans Icon Supporting Plans, Studies, and Reports

This page contains plans, reports and other documents related to transportation planning at the MPO or at state or federal agencies as they relate to the MPO area.

Complete Streets Policy

On January 9, 2009 the Policy Committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County MPO adopted a Complete Streets Policy. The guidelines outlined in the policy ensure that local road projects which use federal funding will safely accommodate all users of a corridor, including pedestrians, bicyclists, users of mass transit, people with disabilities, the elderly, motorists, freight providers, emergency providers and adjacent land users.

Accolades for the BMCMPO Complete Streets Policy

Complete Streets Resources:

Safer Streets Stronger EconomiesSafer Streets Stronger Economics Cover Page

Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for PractitionersEvaluating Complete Streets Projects