Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

Important Announcements

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board is opening a 7-day public comment period for the proposed 9th amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP contains transportation and transit projects in the Joplin Metropolitan Area that are partially funded by Federal transportation programs over the next four-year period. 

The public comment period for this amendment is open from 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Comments may be submitted to Taylor Cunningham by email at or by phone at 417-624-0820 extension 1514.

Click here to view the proposed TIP amendment.

What is JATSO?

Urbanized areas with a population of over 50,000 as determined by the U.S. census are required to create Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). An MPO is a policy board that is tasked with transportation planning for the urbanized area. MPOs receive an annual allocation from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is the MPO for the Joplin urbanized area. 

​2021 Meeting Schedule

Meetings of the JATSO Policy Board are open to the public and take place at 1:30 p.m. in the 5th floor study of Joplin City Hall unless otherwise stated. The agendas, news releases, and approved meeting minutes can be viewed under the "Policy Board Meetings" tab.

  • February 18
  • March 18
  • May 20 - cancelled
  • July 15
  • September 16
  • November 18