Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

MPOs were formed and structured to accomplish the prevailing planning tasks of the late 20th century. Recent federal legislation and regulations coupled with technology improvements have increased the complexity of MPO activities, requiring increased planning capacity and resources. Identifying effective strategies for maximizing planning capacity and organizational efficiency has become a challenge for MPOs across…

Staffing and Administrative Capacity of MPOs

Staffing and Administrative Capacity of MPOs  – This research report documents how MPOs have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources. MPO organizational structure includes administrative information like governance, host agency relationships, budgeting, and work planning. The report also addresses staffing arrangements,technical skills, use of consultant labor, and employee retention. Effective and unique practices are…