Corridor MPO Advocacy

The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an organization made up of elected officials and appointed representatives of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Ely, and Fairfax.  A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an entity composed of local elected officials and state agency representatives that is tasked with reviewing and approving transportation investments in a metropolitan area.

The Corridor MPO met in October and discussed particular funding that could be used for trail development.  The fund, called Surface Transportation Programming (STP), has a budget of approximately $3 million that has the potential to be used 100% for trail development.  On Thursday, November 17th, the Corridor MPO will meet again and further discuss the STP fund.  LCTA is asking trail supporters to send communication to the elected officials serving on the MPO showing your support and interest in continued trail development and the need for funding to support development. 

To view an example letter, please click here.  To identify the members of the Corridor MPO, please click here

LCTA is asking supporters to consider contacting your elected officials.  Sharing your thoughts regarding trail development and funding is important.  The meeting next meeting is scheduled for November 17th, so taking action soon is important!

Please contact LCTA regarding any questions.  Thank you for your continued support of trails and trail development in Linn County.