Yesterday the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the region's Federally-mandated Transportation planning entity, held it's May meeting. As expected, final approval was given to the appropriations given initial approval in April.
However, the big story was the reorganization of the MPO itself. The MPO adopted revised By-Laws and changed it's name to the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), in order to better indicate to the public what it does. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defining the relationship between the TPO and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) was sent to committee for review.