Planning Area

In November 2013, the Longview MPO planning area boundary was expanded due to the increase of  the 2010 Census designated urbanized area.  In accordance with 23 U.S.C. §134 and 23 C.F.R. §450.312, a metropolitan planning area boundary shall, at a minimum, encompass the entire existing urbanized area and the contiguous area expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period for the metropolitan transportation plan.

  • 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 plans for 260 sq. miles in East Texas. 
  • According to the 2010 Decennial Census, there are approximate population of 123,000 in the MPO’s planning area.

Metropolitan Boundary Area Map

Metropolitan Area Boundary Map

Latest News

    • Take our Transportation Survey! Help us plan for the future of transportation in the greater Longview area!  Share your priorities on how to improve highways, freight movement, transit routes, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and much more!
    • Our FY 2018 TxDOT Annual Project Listing is now available!  Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: highway, grouped projects, transit and bicycle & pedestrian.
    • The Longview MPO Unified Planning Work Program has been revised and is available for your review. The Work Program outlines transportation planning activities and studies for MPO staff
    • Please review our 2019 - 2022 Transportation Improvement Program, which is a plan that identifies federally funded highways, bridges, bicycle & pedestrian projects, and Longview Transit public transportation projects.
    • Please check out our Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, WalkBike Longview, which is a plan for enhancing walking and biking in the greater Longview area.
    • Bike survey results are now available! Click here to see what kind of suggestions and challenges were identified for walking and biking in the greater Longview area.