Metropolitan Planning Organization

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The Grand Island Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GIAMPO) serves as the formal transportation planning body for the greater Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area.  In 2013 the Governor of Nebraska designated the GIAMPO as the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Grand Island Urbanized Area.  The GIAMPO is the first MPO designated by the State of Nebraska in over three (3) decades.  Federal law requires any Urbanized Area population exceeding 50,000 persons to create a MPO to carry out the multi-modal transportation planning for the metropolitan area.  The Grand Island Urbanized Area exceeded this population threshold in the 2010 Census.

The City of Grand Island's City Engineer/Public Works Director serves as the MPO Director, with MPO staff reporting to the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  The MPO staff is comprised of the MPO Program Manager, receiving support from others in the Public Works and Planning Departments.  

The GIAMPO Policy Board is the regional legislative body governing the MPO.  The City of Grand Island's Mayor serves as the Chair, and the MPO Director serves as Secretary.  The Vice-Chair is elected from the voting membership of the Policy Board.  The membership of this board is established by an agreement with the State of Nebraska.  

The GIAMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is a staff-level committee, which provides technical support and recommendations to the Policy Board.  The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected from the voting membership of the TAC.

The MPO Program Manager is responsible for researching and preparing all of the documents necessary for the MPO and transit programs, as well as assignments originating from both the Policy Board and TAC as directed by the MPO Director.

 

Allan Zafft, AICP
MPO Program Manager

 

Phone: 308-389-0273

100 E 1st Street, Grand Island, NE  68803

P.O. Box 1968, Grand Island, NE 68802-1968

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