Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

Important Announcements

There will be a public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on Thursday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the Joplin City Hall 5th Floor Study, 602 South Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. Items to be discussed include updated JATSO goals and the results of a Bike Joplin survey. Click here to view the agenda.

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 
  • July 15
  • September 16
  • November 18
  1. Taylor Cunningham

    Senior Transportation Planner
    Phone: 417-624-0820 ext 514