Transportation Planning/MPO

City Planning staff coordinates transportation planning for the Great Falls urban area, serving as staff to the Great Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  The MPO includes the City Planning Advisory Board, the City of Great Falls, Cascade County, Cascade County Planning Board, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Great Falls Transit District, and other local, State, and Federal agencies interested in transportation. The bodies that guide the transportation process include the Policy Coordinating Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee. Here is an organizational chart for the MPO.

Some of the work activities, projects and products staff coordinates include:

• One-Way Conversion Study
• Public Participation Plan - this document guides public participation for the Department
• Student Safety Plan
• Downtown Access, Circulation & Streetscape Study
• Long Range Transportation Plan
• Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP)
• River's Edge Trail – Trails Working Group
• Traffic Counts
• Traffic Count Location Map
• Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FFY 2014-2018
• Roadway functional classifications
• Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for the Great Falls Metropolitan Area
• Bike Plan and related project priorities
• Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
• Federal Transportation Planning Regulations

For more information on any of the above, please contact staff by clicking on this link. You may also access the various documents by clicking on the links under “Supporting Documents” below.