The Montgomery Area Transportation Study process is carried out by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO has two advisory committees. The MPO (Policy Committee) is the official decision making body of the process.
The MPO policy committee has two advisory committees which include: (1) The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), which coordinates and advises the MPO on technical matters of projects, plans and programs, and (2) The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), which advises the MPO on the general public’s perspective on projects, plans and programs.
The MPO has the ultimate authority on all transportation planning decisions, but the advisory committees make recommendations to the MPO that shape the transportation planning process. The activities of the TCC and the CAC are governed by the MPO.
The Montgomery MPO operates by an Agreement concerning a transportation planning process for the Montgomery Urbanized Area between the counties of Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and the municipalities of Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Coosada, Deatsville, Elmore, Pike Road, and Wetumpka, and the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, and the State of Alabama.
Agreement concerning a transportation planning process for the Montgomery Urbanized Area between the counties of Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and the municipalities of Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Coosada, Deatsville, Elmore, Pike Road, and Wetumpka, and the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, and the State of Alabama.
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
The MPO serves as the official decision making body for the Montgomery Area Transportation Planning Process. The MPO oversees how federal transportation dollars are spent in the transportation study area. The MPO’s responsibilities include the review and approval of all plans, programs, and projects, and regulating the TCC and CAC functions.
The MPO is composed of seventeen(17) voting members and eight (8) non-voting members.
Metropolitan Planning Organization Members Include:
Mayor, City of Montgomery – Hon. Todd Strange
Mayor, City of Prattville – Hon. William Gillespie
Autauga County Commissioner – Hon. Carl Johnson
Southeast Region Engineer, ALDOT – Mr. George Conner
Mayor, City of Wetumpka – Hon. Jerry Willis (MPO Vice Chairman)
Mayor, Town of Coosada – Hon. Connie Hand
Councilman, City of Montgomery – Hon. Charles Jinright (MPO Chairman)
Montgomery County Commissioner – Hon. Elton Dean
Mayor, City of Millbrook – Hon. Al Kelley
Councilman, City of Montgomery – Hon. Cornelius Calhoun
Elmore County Commissioner – Hon. David Bowen
Mayor, Town of Pike Road – Hon. Gordon Stone
Mayor, Town of Deatsville – Hon. Clayton Edgar
Mayor, Town of Elmore – Hon. Margaret White
Montgomery County Commissioner – Hon Dan Harris
Councilman, City of Montgomery – Hon. Tracy Larkin
Councilman, City of Montgomery – Hon. Richard Bollinger
Bureau Chief, Transportation Planning and Modal Programs ALDOT – Mr. Robert J. Jilla
General Manager, The M – Montgomery Area Transit System – Mr. Kelvin L. Miller
Director, Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development
Commission – Mr. Greg Clark
Autauga County Rural Transportation Director
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration – Mr. Mark D. Bartlett
Member of City of Montgomery Planning Commission – Mr. Ken Upchurch
Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration – Ms. Abigail Rivera
Director of Planning/MPO Administrator -Mr. Robert E. Smith Jr
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)
The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) provides technical guidance to the MPO. The TCC reviews plans, programs, projects, studies, and reports and provides the MPO with recommendations concerning them.
The TCC also serves as a coordinating forum for all agencies involved in the transportation planning process. Participants on the TCC include municipalities, counties, the Alabama Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway and Transit Administration and other selected transportation interests.
The Technical Coordinating Committee is composed of twenty-eight (28) voting members and three (3) non-voting members.
Technical Coordinating Committee Members Include:
|Mr. Stewart Peters||Town of Coosada||Voting|
|Mr Clayton Edgar||Town of Deatsville||Voting|
|Ms. Gwen Carter||Town of Elmore||Voting|
|Mr. Jerry Peters||City of Millbrook||Voting|
|Mr. Patrick Dunson||City of Montgomery||Voting|
|Mr. Matt Moseley||Town of Pike Road||Voting|
|Mr. Joel Duke||City of Prattville||Voting|
|Mr. David Robison||City of Wetumpka||Voting|
|Mr. John Mark Davis||Autauga County||Voting|
|Mr. Richie Beyer||Elmore County||Voting|
|Mr. George Speak||Montgomery County||Voting|
|Mr. Robert Smith||Director of Planning for the City of Montgomery||Voting|
|Mr. Chris Conway||Director of Public Works for the City of Montgomery||Voting|
|Mr. Bubba Bowden||Director of Traffic Engineering for the City of Montgomery||Voting|
|Mr. Tommy Tyson||Land Use Planning Controls Administrator for the City of Montgomery||Voting|
|Mr. Clint Andrews||Representative from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)||Voting|
|Mr. Greg Clark||Executive Director of the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (CARPDC)||Voting|
|Mr. Kelvin Miller||General Manager of the M Transit||Voting|
|Ms. Marilyn DeFee||Transit Director of Autauga County Rural Transportation||Voting|
|Mr. David Bollie||Montgomery Area County Transportation Engineer, Alabama Department of Transportation||Voting|
|Dr. Emmanuel Oranika||A. Transportation Planning and Modal Programs/Metropolitan Planning Assist. Bureau Chief for the Alabama Department of Transportation||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Randy Stroup||Transportation Planning and Modal Programs Transportation Planning/Modal Programs Assist. Bureau Chief for the Alabama Department of Transportation||Nonvoting|
|Ms. Alfeda Acoff||Representative from the Environmental Technical Division, Alabama Department of Transportation||Nonvoting|
|Ms. Abigail Rivera||Representative from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Stanley Biddick||Representative from the Southeast Region, Alabama Department of Transportation||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Lee Connor/Chris Christianson/John Morris||Representative from the Montgomery Association for Retarded Citizens||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Phil Perry||Executive Director of the Montgomery Airport Authority||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Frank Filgo||Representative from the Alabama Trucking Association||Nonvoting|
|Ms. Terri Adams||Representative from the Alabama Department of Economic and Development Affairs||Nonvoting|
|Mr. Chris Howard||Representative from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Air Division Planning Branch||Nonvoting|
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is made of twenty five (25) citizens from the Montgomery Area MPO Study Area. The voting MPO members appoint CAC members.
The CAC was established to help provide and encourage active citizen participation in the transportation planning process, and also to advise the MPO of the citizen’s perspective on transportation planning plans, programs, and projects.
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Members Include: