Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

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The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is the federally designated MPO for the Joplin metropolitan area. An MPO is required to conduct a “continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive” regional transportation planning and project programming process for the MPO’s metropolitan planning area. The JATSO Metropolitan planning area is comprised of many jurisdictions; representatives from municipal, county, and state agencies meet periodically through a policy board that oversees and approves MPO actions.

JATSO meets on the 3rd Thursday of each quarter at 1:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Study of City Hall in Joplin located at 602 S. Main. For more information, contact Taylor Cunningham at 417-624-0820 ext 511.

Communities Represented in JATSO

  • City of Joplin
    • MAPS
    • Sunshine Lamp Trolley Transit
    • Joplin Regional Airport
  • City of Webb City
  • City of Carl Junction
  • Jasper County
  • Newton County
  • Southwest District of the Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council

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