Calhoun Area Metropolitan Planning Organization


The Commission provides program administrative support to the Calhoun Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). In cooperation with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the MPO is responsible for carrying out the metropolitan transportation planning process, including public participation, for the Calhoun Urbanized Area.

The MPO was established in 1984 with a joint Transportation Planning Process Agreement signed with the ALDOT in accordance with the transportation planning requirements of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962. The 1962 Act specified that urbanized areas with a population of 50,000 or more must develop a 3 “C” planning process that is comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing. 
 
Planning Area
The Calhoun Area MPO has six member jurisdictions: Anniston, Hobson City, Jacksonville, Oxford, Weaver, and urban portions of Calhoun County. **2018 Transportation Study Area Coming Soon**

Organization
The Calhoun Area transportation planning process is conducted by the MPO. The MPO is composed of three main committees. The Policy (Voting) Committee is the official decision-making body of the process. The MPO committee is served by two main advisory committees: the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). A third advisory committee, The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC),  is an ad-hoc committee that convenes when the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is undergoing an update.

Click here for more information regarding MPO Committees and Meetings
Click here for MPO documents
Click here for archived MPO/RPO Transportation Newsletters
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Helpful Links
Local Government:
Calhoun County Commission
City of Anniston
Town of Hobson City
City of Jacksonville
City of Oxford
City of Weaver
Transportation Agencies:

ALDOT
Federal Highway Administration  
Federal Transit Administration 
Other Helpful Links:
Chief Ladiga Trail Map
Calhoun County Area Traffic Data
Northeast Alabama Bicycle Club
City of Jacksonville Bicycling

Rails to Trails Conservancy   
Alabama Transportation Planners Association  
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations    
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals  
TITLE VI Notice and Complaint Forms in English or  Spanish

Benefits of Roundabouts  

How to Use a Roundabout 

Staff
Elizabeth (Libby) Messick, Regional Planner
Email: elizabeth.messick@earpdc.org
Department Phone:  (256) 237-6741 
Office Address: 1130 Quintard Avenue
                         Anniston, Alabama, 36202
Mailing Address:   Calhoun Area MPO
                             P.O. Box 2186
                             Anniston, Alabama, 36202
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
                      Monday - Friday

 
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