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To Discuss the metropolitan area transportation planning process and the effectiveness of that process

June 1 2021 | 0 Comments

Press Release


On June 8 through 10, 2021, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be visiting the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to discuss the metropolitan area transportation planning process and the effectiveness of that process. Discussions will include the Missouri Department of Transportation and City Utilities officials.

The FHWA and FTA conduct an MPO certification review every four years. The review evaluates the effectiveness of the MPO’s transportation planning process and verifies that the MPO is complying with federal regulations.

The FHWA and FTA want to hear from the community. A virtual public meeting is scheduled for this purpose on June 8, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A link to the meeting is provided below, or you may utilize the call-in number.

Join us online:,%22Oid%22:%22a6f54645-de70-44a4-b08a-39afc0ba4a03%22%7D

Or call in (audio only)

+1 509-931-1572

Phone Conference ID: 214 634 347#

You are encouraged to attend the June 8, 2021 public meeting and to share with the FHWA and FTA representatives any comments you might have regarding the MPO’s transportation planning process. Comments will be collected through June 10th, 2021.

If you are unable to attend the public meeting or wish to provide comments directly, please contact:

Mike Latuszek
FHWA- MO Division
(573) 638-2619

Eva Steinman
FTA- Region VII
(816) 329-3931

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services should contact Ozarks Transportation Organization by writing or calling:

Ozarks Transportation Organization
2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd.
First Floor, Suite 101
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 865-3042
(417) 862-6013 fax

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor, por favor comuníquese con Andy Thomason al (417) 865-3042, al menos 48 horas antes de la reuníon.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require interpreter services (free of charge) should contact Andy Thomason at (417) 865-3042 at least 24 hours ahead of the meeting.

If you need relay services, please call the following numbers: 711 - Nationwide relay service; 1-800-735-2966 - Missouri TTY service; 1-800-735-0135 - Missouri voice carry-over service.

OTO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see or call (417) 865-3042.

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