It consists of at least five members of the MPO who act as a sounding board for issues that will be brought to the MPO Board for action. The Policy committee discusses items in depth and makes recommendations to the full MPO. In a less formal setting, members can ask questions and more fully discuss upcoming MPO action items. The Committee also provides guidance to the MPO staff on policy matters.
The MPO Policy Committee was created in 1992. Originally called the “ISTEA Subcommittee,” its purpose was to provide the Board an opportunity to learn about and discuss the Federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). Since 1992, the committee has changed its name to the MPO Policy Committee to better reflect its widened scope of discussion on various issues.