Federally mandated, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for the administration of the area’s surface transportation planning activities. The Metropolitan Planning Area includes portions of Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties and the cities from Longview to Gladewater, Union Grove, East Mountain and Lakeport. The MPO is governed by a Policy Board composed of elected officials and senior staff members from Longview, White Oak, Gladewater, Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties and the Texas Department of Transportation. Representatives of the Federal Highway Administration and the local Texas State Representatives serve as non-voting members of the transportation board. The MPO Technical Committee, constituted of staff members from participating public entities and agencies, provides technical analysis, develops policies, plans, and projects for recommendation to the Policy Board.
To provide cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing short and long-range transportation planning that promotes the safe, reliable, and secure movement of people and goods in the Longview Metropolitan Area.
The Longview MPO is comprised of two committees: Policy Board which is the top level transportation planning committee providing both review and policy guidance for transportation planning efforts in the Longview Metropolitan Area and the Technical Committee which provides technical analysis and review.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization is governed by a Policy Board composed of elected officials and senior staff members from area agencies. The Policy Board meets quarterly or as needed in the City Hall Council Chamber, 300 W. Cotton St. Meeting agendas and recordings The board is chaired by the Mayor of Longview and includes eleven voting members. (* denotes voting member)
Policy Board Members:
Technical CommitteeThe MPO Technical Committee, constituted of staff members from participating public entities and agencies, develops policies, plans and projects. The Technical Committee provides professional and technical reviews of transportation needs and makes recommendations to the Policy Board for approval.
Technical Committee Members:
- The Longview MPO is seeking public comments in regards to revising the 2021–2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2045 to include the Bicycle and Pedestrian Project (Mobberly Avenue). Additionally, seeking public comments for the draft 2023–2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which programs the transportation projects during these years.
- Comments are welcome for the revision to the 2021 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (draft).
- Comments are welcome for the revision to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2045 (draft).
Comments are welcome for the draft version of the 2023 - 2026 Transportation Improvement Program.