A colleague of mine has done work in this area and I have cc’d him. He was part of a project that addressed several MPO issues, and it can be found at www.mposurvey.com.
You can contact him directly at:
Manager GIS and Informatics Group
Center for Urban Transportation Research
4202 East Fowler Ave (CUT100)
Tampa, FL 33620
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Smith, Robert
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:59 PM
Subject: [CTPP] MPO's Areas with More Than One Urbanized Area
CTTP List Serv:
I was wondering if there are any MPO’s out there that have more than one urbanized area in your area and if so how is this handled? I am also seeking opinions of other MPO professionals about the pro’s and con’s of having two in one MPO area, especially if they are not contiguous to each other based on the urban area criteria.
Robert E. Smith Jr.
Senior Transportation Planner, MPO Administrator
Planning and Development Department
Transportation Planning Division Head
City of Montgomery/MPO
Intermodal Transportation Facility
495 Molton Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 241-2249