Plans & Programs

The MRMPO coordinates three major tasks to meet federal requirements:

  • The Regional Transportation Plan, which addresses the region’s projects, programs and policies for the next 20 years
  • The Transportation Improvement Program, which is the short-range, biennial 4-year program for highway and transit improvements to be built
  • The Unified Planning Work Program, which is the comprehensive 1-year planning program that describes and coordinates the individual transportation planning activities of member agencies

The other documents here represent many of the other things the MPO does to facilitate transportation planning in the Middle Rogue region.

The Grants Pass Urbanized Area has been designated as in non-conformance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  Therefore, the MRMPO is required to perform an Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD) for every plan and program to show that the MPO is within the emissions budget as determined in the State Implementation Plan.

AQCD for 2021-2024 TIP
AQCD for 2021-2045 RTP

The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects reports those projects that have been obligated federal funds in the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY), broken down by jurisdiction and project type. The time span covers October 1 through September 30. Transportation funds are obligated by Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Draft 2021 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

This tool is to assist with determining whether a roadway is considered Regionally Significant with respect to the Air Quality Conformity requirements found in the Transportation Conformity Rule (40 CFR Part 93).

Definition of Regional Significant Criteria

The MRMPO solicited for projects for 2024–2027 CMAQ and STBG federal funds. Application materials are shown below. Included are detailed instructions and information on project eligibility and other criteria. Please note that the application submittal deadline was Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5pm. Looking for the Project Workshop? CLICK HERE

STBG Application
CMAQ Application
Application Instructions
Local Agency Technical Scope Sheet
Project Scoring Spreadsheet
Project Selection Timeline

Applications Received

Grants Pass

Lincoln Road

The policies and practices described in the Public Participation Plan recognize the need for robust public involvement at all stages of regional planning. The plan is intended to encourage, facilitate, and follow through on public comments, concerns and suggestions by establishing procedures for providing full public access to information and decisions, timely public notices, and early and continuing public involvement in plan development.

The Public Participation Plan describes methods, strategies and desired outcomes for public participation, addressing outreach to a broadly defined audience of interested parties.

Public Participation Plan

The Middle Rogue region is required to maintain a long-range, multi-modal plan (RTP) for strategies and actions that will lead to an integrated system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The plan contains specific projects and information about funding.

Regional Transportation Plan

The City of Rogue River adopted a Transportation System Plan in 2003 as the transportation element of the City Comprehensive Plan. Since adoption of the TSP, numerous changes have taken place in city and state law. The 2021 update built upon the successes of the TSP, provided necessary updates, and ensured compliance with existing laws, rules and regulations.

Rogue River Transportation System Plan Update

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) encompasses a broad set of strategies that optimize the safe, efficient, and reliable use of existing and planned transportation infrastructure for all modes. ITS is undertaken from a systems perspective, which means that these strategies are coordinated with related strategies and collaboration occurs across many stakeholders and modes. ITS strategies ranges from managing operational systems, like traffic signals, to managing travel demand, like traveler information.

Rogue Valley Regional ITS Plan

The purpose of the Title VI Plan is to comply with federal regulations under 49 CFR Part 21 and 23 CFR 200. These regulations require that all recipients of federal funds comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its subsequent federal acts. The MRMPO is a recipient of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, and will likely use other federal funds under the ODOT Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program or similar programs.

Title VI Plan

Every 2 years the MRMPO is federally required to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which includes transportation projects proposed for funding in the next four years. A TIP includes all prioritized transportation projects that have an anticipated funding source.

Transportation Improvement Program 2021-2024

The purpose of the UPWP is to outline the transportation planning and programming activities of the MRMPO for the upcoming fiscal year.

Unified Planning Work Program