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The HTMPO Policy Committee has called a Public Hearing on March 8, 2018 at 10AM and April 26, 2018 at 12PM on the 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program. Draft copies of these documents are available for public review at the main branch Houma library in Terrebonne, the Napoleonville Library in Assumption, and the Thibodaux and Lockport branches of the Lafourche Parish library. The documents are also available for review in the document library of this website. Comments may also be made in writing via the options on our contact page.

The Houma-Thibodaux Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for comprehensive transportation planning in the Houma-Thibodaux region (Official Map | Interactive Map). Members of the MPO include local government officials as well as representatives from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Association.

The Transportation Planning Process

The Transportation Planning Process for state and local governments, specified in the United States Code 134, Title 23, requires that an MPO be designated in urbanized areas with a population exceeding 50,000 persons. The MPO is designated by an agreement between the Governor and local governments within the MPO study area. The MPO is responsible for having a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process that results in plans, programs, and projects that consider all transportation modes and support metropolitan community and economic development and social goals.