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The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan PlanniWinston-Salem Metropolitan Planning Organization - Divisions Mapng Organization (WSUAMPO or MPO)  is responsible for coordinating transportation planning within the Winston-Salem Urbanized Area according to the latest Census. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are established by Federal directive for all urbanized areas with a population of 50,000.

The WSUAMPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), provides a forum for local decision-making regarding federal, state and local transportation funds for urbanized areas. The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) sets regional, long-term transportation policy; prioritizes projects; and approves the long-range plan, short-range TIP, and other required documents.

The MPO has several core functions it must perform: the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, Congestion Management Process, Public Participation Plan, and Federal Performance Measures.