Tri-Lakes MPO

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The Hot Springs Area Metropolitan Planning Organziation (MPO) has a new name; Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The organization's Policy Board made amendments to the by-laws at it's meeting held on July 11, 2013 to change the MPO's name.  The name change more accurately reflects the organzation's regional service area that includes Garland County, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Mountain Pine and part of Hot Spring County.  Further, the Tri-Lakes MPO Policy Board also elected to transfer the MPO's operations to West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD).  

The Tri-Lakes MPO is located within the headquarters of WCAPDD at 1000 Central Avenue in Hot Springs. Tri-Lakes MPO is the official MPO for the local urbanized area.  Each area of more than 50,000 persons must have a designated MPO to coordinate transportation planning and funding on a regional level.  The MPO is responsible for planning and developing a safe, efficient and affordable transportation system for the region.  The initial Hot Springs Area MPO was formed in 2003 to develop a comprehensive long-range transportation plan for the area.

All MPO meetings are held at 10:00 AM at the Tri-Lakes MPO offices located at the WCAPDD headquarters at 1000 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71901
2018 Calendar  2019 Calendar. Please note that these meeting dates may need to change due to unforeseeable circumstances. MPA Map

Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Transportation Planning Documents 

The 2040 Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) was adopted by the MPO’s Policy Board on September 10, 2015.  It represents the culmination of a 10 month effort update, revise and incorporate the public’s input into a document that will guide the development of transportation infrastructure in the Hot Springs metropolitan area for the next five years. The following are Adove PDF documents of the MTP and other MPO documents.

2040 MTP Executive Summary

2040 MTP (Complete)
 MTP Amendments
         - 2016-4-28 MTP Amendment#1
  - 2017-10-26 MTP Amendment #2

           -2018-7-20 MTP Amendment #3

2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

 TIP Amendments
          - 5/26/16 TIP Amendment
         - 10/27/16 TIP Amendment
          - 10/26/17 TIP Amendment

2019-2022 TIP.        Intracity Transit Program of Projects (POP)

Public Comment Period June 30 - July 13, 2018

2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) 
2019 UPWP
Public Participation Plan

Annual Performance and Expenditure Report (APER) 2018

Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP): 2017 2018
2014 Title VI Program                 2018 Title VI Plan     
Hot Springs Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan 
TLMPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan 
Minutes TAC 2018.1.30
Minutes TAC 2018.5.8
Minutes TAC 2018.6.26
Minutes TAC 2018.10.2 Draft
Minutes Policy Board 2018.2.22
Minutes Policy Board 2018.5.24
Minutes Policy Board 2018.7.19
Minutes Policy Board 2018.10.11 Draft

Agenda Policy Board 2018.7.19 
Agenda TAC 2018.10.2
Agenda Policy Board 2018.10.11

Performance Measures (PM)
Transit PM: ARDOT Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan & Intracity Transit TAM 
Safety (PM 1)
Bridge (PM 2)
Pavement (PM 2)
System Reliability (PM 3)
Freight Reliability (PM 3)
ARDOT Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP)
FHWA Performance Measures Website & FTA Performance Measures Website

Acronyms   MPO 101 Pamphlet

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Contacts: Emmily Tiampati, MPO Study Director or Dwayne Pratt, WCAPDD Executive Director. P.O. Box 6409 - 71902 or 1000 Central Avenue - 71901, Hot Springs, AR. 501-302-5028. Facebook.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the MPO does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the MPO’s programs and activities, as well as the MPO’s hiring or employment practices. This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audio tape and Braille, upon request. Free language assistance will be provided to persons of LEP upon request. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the MPO's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Emmily Tiampati, MPO Study Director & ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator, P.O. Box 6409,Hot Springs, AR 71902. Tel: 501-302-5028, Voice/TTY 711. 


La Organización de Planificación Metropolitana de Tri-Lakes (MPO) cumple con todas las disposiciones de derechos civiles de los estatutos federales y las autoridades relacionadas que prohíben la discriminación en programas y actividades que reciben asistencia financiera federal. Por lo tanto, la MPO no discrimina por motivos de raza, sexo, color, edad, origen nacional, religión, discapacidad, dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) o estado de bajos ingresos en la admisión, acceso y tratamiento en los programas de la MPO y actividades, así como las prácticas de contratación o empleo de la MPO. Este aviso está disponible del Coordinador de ADA/504/Título VI en letra grande, en cinta de audio y Braille, a pedido. Se proporcionará asistencia lingüística gratuita a las personas de LEP que lo soliciten. Las quejas de supuesta discriminación y las consultas sobre las políticas de no discriminación de la MPO deben dirigirse a: Emmily Tiampati, Directora de Estudios de MPO y ADA/504/Coordinadora del Título VI, P.O. 6409, Hot Springs, AR 71902. Tel: 501-302-5028, Voz/TTY 711.