Tomorrow (Thursday): Learn the truth about MPOs

24 Aug

I’ll have some more substantive posts up later this week, but today I received an email from the Transportation Equity Network about a free webinar they’re holding tomorrow that I thought Living in the O readers might be interested. It’s called “The Truth about Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)” and will be held at 1pm PST tomorrow (Thursday, August 25th). With all the action going on at our MPO – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) – this seems like a worthwhile opportunity to learn more about MPOs.

Here’s the description from their email:

Tomorrow, 8/25, at 4pm EST, TEN will host a free educational webinar entitled The Truth About Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the second in our new series of free monthly seminars. This Thursday’s webinar will cover the importance of MPOs, the ways in which current legislation shapes MPOs, and stories of actual engagement with MPOs from TEN leaders and organizers.

Our monthly webinars are aimed at community leaders, activists, advocacy organizations, and anyone who wants to learn more about organizing for transportation equity.

Help us improve communities across the country by learning how to engage with your local MPO.

Join us tomorrow for a series of informative discussions on MPO involvement.

Title: The Truth About Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)

Date/Time: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. PST (1 hour)


  • Katie Jansen Larson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Congregations United;
  • Guillermo Mayer, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Advocates;
  • Robin Smith, Headquarters Liaison, FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, US Department of Transportation;
  • Marc Brenman, Senior Policy Adviser, The City Project
  • Moderator: CeCe Grant, Regional Organizer, Transportation for America.

I have a crazy busy day at work tomorrow, but my schedule allowing, I’m going to listen in. If you’ve been itching to learn more about the MTC, MPOs more generally or find out how to best engage with the MTC, I hope you’ll join the call too.

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