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About TPO

Our mission:
"Implementation of the SMART Plan and to provide reliable transportation and mobility choices while supporting sustainable, equitable, and livable communities.”

The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962 mandated that as a condition for the receipt of federal funds, each urban area with a population over 50,000 in the United States was required to carry on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process.

The purpose of the mandate was to ensure that: 1) the transportation planning process remain a continuing effort responsive to land use and demographic changes, 2) participation be shared by all concerned, and 3) the transportation planning process be coordinated with other developmental urban planning aspects.

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), formerly called the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area, guides the transportation planning process in Miami -Dade County. The TPO was created on March 2, 1977 as required under Section 163.01, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, and established by Interlocal Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

A major role of the TPO is to ensure conformance with federal regulations requiring that highways, mass transit and other transportation facilities and services are properly developed and deployed in relation to the overall plan of urban development and to approve plans for regional and state transportation network accessibility. In addition, federal guidelines require that the use of Federal Aid for transportation be consistent with TPO endorsed plans and programs. Federal, state and local transportation planning funds are utilized on an ongoing basis to insure the effectiveness of the TPO process.

The FDOT adopts the TPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) as the plan for implementing transportation system improvements in Miami-Dade County. The LRTP is focused on providing mobility options, and is guided by a comprehensive vision to:

“To achieve world-class mobility that promotes equity, accessibility, and economic competitiveness, with emphasis on resiliency and innovation, for the advancement of Miami-Dade County's transportation network and quality of life, for current and future generations.”

The TPO Governing Board meets monthly in the TPO Governing Board Chambers with all meetings open to the public.

For more details, read the Prospectus for Transportation Improvements.

Table of Organization

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization consists of a Governing Board and administrative staff.


The Miami-Dade TPO has a staff of professionals who are collectively responsible for:

Doing Business with the Miami-Dade TPO

The Miami-Dade TPO utilizes the Strategic Procurement Department for the provision of goods and services. By utilizing technology and sound business processes, we strive to bring the greatest value and service to Miami-Dade County with integrity, fairness, competition and community inclusion.

Career Opportunities

The Miami-Dade TPO utilizes Miami-Dade County’s Human Resources job application process to fill vacant positions. Like the County, the Miami-Dade TPO is an equal opportunity employer for minorities and women, maintains an alcohol and drug-free workplace, and does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

For information on all open positions,visit Miami-Dade County Human Resources.

TPO Logos for Download

The Miami-Dade TPO logo is available in various configurations and file formats.