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Application for 2015 Federal Transit Administration Funds
Section 5307 – Urbanized Area Formula Program

Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) announces the open application process of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Urbanized Area Formula Program (5307).

The 5307 program provides grant funds to urbanized areas for public transportation and allows investments for capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances. Activities such as vehicle replacements, facilities renovation or construction, preventive maintenance, and mobility management are eligible through this program.

It is estimated that $2,507,571 will be available for the FY2015. Of this amount, one percent of the apportionment must be used for security projects or certification must be made that it is not necessary to do so.

The application process opens March 13, 2014 and closes April 16, 2014. These funds constitute a core investment to enhance local public transportation systems in the OTO area. Priority will be given to projects that preserve and provide upgrades to existing transit systems.

It is the responsibility of the transit provider to submit the application and include all information needed for the subcommittee selection process, in order to assess how each project applies to the selection criteria.

OTO 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Application.docx
OTO 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Application.pdf


Public Comment
Click here to be directed to our Public Comment page.

Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Public Comment period

Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, and determines how federal transportation dollars are spent in the Springfield metropolitan area.

Right now, OTO is in the process of developing the next Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP is a plan which contains the list of anticipated transportation projects over the next four years that are either federally funded or regionally significant. You can read about our current, 2014-2017 TIP online here.

OTO believes citizen participation is key to developing a sound and efficient transportation network that includes timely road, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements to meet the diverse needs of your metropolitan area. 
What are your concerns?
What improvements would you like to see?
How can things change to be more efficient?

What do we do with your input?
All comments, opinions, or suggestions are presented to our Board of Directors to consider before they make any final decisions. A TIP or any other funding cannot move forward without the OTO Board of Director’s approval.

Please respond by April 16, 2014 with your comments or concerns regarding what transportation projects should be undertaken in the next four years, either by e-mail to or in writing to: Ozarks Transportation Organization, 205 Park Central East, Suite 205, Springfield, MO  65806.  Feel free to also visit with us on Facebook @Ozarks Transportation Organization and Twitter @giveusyourinput or reply using #ototip.

For more information about the TIP, please contact: Natasha Longpine, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 205 Park Central East, Suite 205, Springfield MO 65806, 417-865-3042.

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors, Thursday, April 17, 2014, Noon
Bicycle/Ped Advisory Committee, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:00 am
Technical Planning Committee, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:30 pm
Local Coord. Board for Transit, Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1:30 pm

For a complete list of meetings, please see our calendar.

New! Interactive Transportation Improvement Program
(TIP) online software.

This new service will help you find information about transportation projects planned for the next 4 years in the metropolitan Springfield region. This interactive tool provides project information in a flexible and friendly format. Give it a try!

Recent Reports
Title VI Program (9.8MB pdf)
Performance Measures 2012 Infographic (6.5MB pdf)
Growth Trends, December 2012 (pdf)
TIP FY 2014-2017 USDOT Approved (5.9MB pdf)
Unified Planning Work Program FY2014, ONEDOT Approved (pdf)
Bicycle Pedestrian Implementation Report FY2012 (pdf)

Journey 2035 Executive Summary (pdf)
STP-Urban Report, June 2012 (pdf)
Visualizations for Journey 2035
See the newest 2010 Census Data for Missouri

OTO's Priorities of Regional Significance




Major Thoroughfare Plan Map (6.5MB pdf)

Map of Priorities of Regional Significance (pdf)
MPO Metropolitan Planning Area Map (pdf)
Downtown Parking Map and OTO Offices (pdf)


Public Participation Plan (PPP) (pdf)
   PPP 2013 Annual Evaluation (pdf)

MO Sunshine Law (pdf)
   MO Sunshine Law records request form (docx)

Scribing Error Policy (pdf)

Reasonable Progress Requirements (pdf)


Civil Rights

OTO Title VI Program (pdf)

Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI / ADA (pdf)

OTO TitleVI / ADA Policy and Complaint Procedure (pdf)
OTO Title VI /ADA Complaint Form (pdf)

Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEPP) (pdf)
   LEPP Español (pdf)
   LEPP Public Notice (pdf)


OTO receives federal funding and may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or national origin, according to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.