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Who We Are

The OTO is the transportation planning organization for the Springfield region.

The MPO includes local elected and appointed officials from Christian and Greene Counties, and the cities of Battlefield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Springfield, Strafford and Willard. It also includes technical staffs from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Staff from local governments and area transportation agencies serve on OTO's Technical Planning Committee (TPC) which provides technical review, comments, and recommendations on draft MPO plans, programs, studies, and issues.

Our Mission

To provide a forum for cooperative decision-making in support of an excellent regional transportation system.

What is an MPO?

MPO stands for "Metropolitan Planning Organization.” The Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) MPO is the federally designated regional transportation planning organization that serves as a forum for cooperative transportation decision-making by state and local governments, and regional transportation and planning agencies.

MPOs are charged with maintaining and conducting a "continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive” regional transportation planning and project programming process for the MPO’s study area. The study area is defined as the area projected to become urbanized within the next 20 years.

Meet those working to improve transportation in the Ozarks.

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staff directory

the oto team

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Boards & Committees

Let's work together.

The OTO will have opportunities for employment through open staff positions or contract services from time to time. Check the links below for current opportunities or surplus inventory items that might be free or for purchase as well.

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