The primary responsibilities of the MPO include:
The MPO is required to annually prepare a Work Program that describes the planning work activities to be performed by MPO staff and member agencies during the following calendar year. Unified Planning Work Program
The MPO is required to develop the Work Program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Metro Transit, as the major transit agency. As required by federal law, the MPO, WisDOT, and Metro Transit have a Cooperative Agreement for Continuing Transportation Planning that outlines the responsibilities of the three agencies in undertaking the comprehensive, cooperative transportation planning and programming process for the metropolitan area. Cooperative Agreement for Continuing Transportation Planning for the Madison Metropolitan Area
While the Greater Madison MPO, as the MPO, provides regional coordination and approves use of federal transportation funds within the metropolitan planning area, responsibility for the implementation of specific transportation projects lies with WisDOT, Dane County, the City of Madison, and other local units of government as transportation providers.
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