Metropolitan Planning Organization Recertification 2018

Every four years, a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) must be certified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  To be certified means an MPO has met the federal transportation planning process requirements and allows an MPO the ability to continue receiving federal transportation dollars.  On February 21 and 22, 2018, the FHWA and FTA conducted an assessment of Rhode Island’s transportation planning process.  Representing the Rhode Island transportation planning process was the Division of Planning (Rhode Island’s MPO), the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.  In addition, the Transportation Advisory Committee conducted a public hearing on the certification process.  The results of the two day visit are reflected in the report below.

Documentation designating the urbanized area as a MPO

Metropolitan Planning Documents

Congestion Management Process

Freight goods and services studies conducted by the MPO

Continuation of Operations Plan 

Public and private transit providers



Intercity Bus


Campus Shuttles

Human Services Transportation

Description of bike/pedestrian committee membership, frequency of meetings and level of participation.

Public Involvement Participation Plan

Status of Recommendations from 2014 Certification

Response to Advance Questions