New Advocacy Advance Reports: Working with MPOs for Biking & Walking Funding
By Mary Lauran Hall on August 06, 2013
Attention advocates in cities or suburbs: do you know your MPO?
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are arguably more important than ever for biking and walking advocates. Under MAP-21, these agencies are now in charge of distributing Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to local governments through a competitive grant process. This means that advocates who want to build great places to bike, walk and live will need to work with their MPO to make sure that the process goes smoothly.
To help maximize available funding for biking and walking, Advocacy Advance — a partnership between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists — has released two new reports to guide MPO staff and advocates through the new process.
Advocacy Advance is leading the effort to assist state, regional and agency staff and nonprofit organizations implement bicycling and walking policies under MAP-21, the new transportation law.
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