The Commission was designated the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Sheboygan by the governor in 1982.
- Federal law stipulates that transportation planning through an MPO is required for metropolitan planning area communities to receive federal transportation funding.
- Projects include traffic forecasts, surveys, transit system plans, and long and short range multimodal transportation plans and programs, as well as transportation air quality conformity analysis.
- Transportation modeling supports MPO transportation planning activities.
The Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area is within Sheboygan County and consists of the following communties:
- City of Sheboygan
- City of Sheboygan Falls
- Village of Kohler
- Village of Howards Grove
- Town of Sheboygan
- Town of Herman*
- Town of Lima*
- Town of Mosel*
- Town of Sheboygan Falls*
- Town of Wilson*
*Indicates partially in the MPO area
The Commission continues urban transportation planning activities as the MPO for the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area, with the assistance of local technical and policy advisory committees. Transportation planning is required of metropolitan planning areas as a prerequisite to receiving federal funding for transportation projects. The MPO program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), WisDOT, Sheboygan County (local match for non-transit planning activities), and the Sheboygan Parking and Transit Utility (local match for transit planning activities).
Below is a brief overview of the MPO program, its makeup, and the major projects it completes.
For more information, please contact:
Heena Bhatt, Transportation Planner
Phone: (920) 448-2820, Ext. 107