2180 North Main Street
Belton, Texas 76513
The Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization (KTMPO) is responsible for establishing a comprehensive transportation planning process for the greater area around Killeen and Temple. The MPO is comprised of a Policy Board and Technical Committee whose members are community and county elected officials and/or are appointed by those officials. By federal and state law, an MPO must be in operation in every urbanized area with a population over 50,000 people.
The KTMPO boundary encompasses the following cities: Bartlett, Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Holland, Kempner, Killeen, Little River/Academy, Morgan's Point Resort, Nolanville, Rogers, Salado, Temple, and Troy. We cover all of Bell County and parts of Lampasas and Coryell Counties along with portions of Fort Hood. KTMPO was previously known as the Killeen-Temple Urban Transportation Study, or K-TUTS. The Board voted in November 2009 to change the name as part of several amendments to the By-Laws.
U.S. DOT announces new TIGER Grants
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. This will be the sixth round of TIGER grants. The total funding available for FY14 TIGER grants is approximately $600 million.
PROVIDE INPUT ON TX-OK PASSENGER RAIL STUDY ALTERNATIVES
TxDOT, in coordination with ODOT, continues its study of how passenger rail could serve travelers along the IH 35 corridor from Oklahoma City to the border. Attend one of the scheduled public meetings or participate online to view the alternatives that have been proposed for further study and provide your feedback!
PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON I35 TRAVELER INFORMATION EFFORT
Researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute want to hear from travelers about what information is useful, what isn’t, and what more could be provided. To participate in the brief, anonymous survey, visit http://my35survey.org. Survey results will be used to evaluate and improve current traveler information efforts.
KTMPO AWARDS STP-MM (CATEGORY 7) FUNDING
At the September meeting, the Transportation Planning Policy Board (TPPB) scored the nominated projects for the STP-MM (Category 7) Funding available to KTMPO. Of the $5.8 million allocated for roadway projects (90% of the total funding), the Policy Board voted to award the requested project match to the following entities and projects: 1) the West Ninth Avenue Extension & Bridge in Belton, 2) Trimmier Widening in Killeen, and 3) Courtney Lane Sidewalk Improvements in Copperas Cove. Hill Country Transit District was awarded 10% of the total funding for the purchase of two new buses.
MTP WORKSHOP AND SURVEY RESULTS
Download the Press Release explaining the results of the 5 public workshops and online survey conducted to help develop our 25-year planning document, Mobility 2040.
MTP 2040 Workshop Results - Press Release (979.37 kB)
I-35 CORRIDOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE PLAN PROGRESS REPORT PUBLISHED
The My 35 Plan Progress Report was published in December 2012 and copies have been distributed to the 83rd Texas Legislature. The report was developed with input from the I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee, to provide information on the I-35 project development funding program and to provide an updated status on projects recommended in the My 35 Plan.
My 35 Plan Background Information
CENSUS BUREAU 2010 URBANIZED AREA DATA RELEASED
Killeen/Harker Heights/Ft. Hood/Copperas Cove/Kempner Urbanized Area: 217,630 population
Temple/Belton: 90,390 population
The Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization has been designated a Transportation Management Area (TMA). CLICK HERE for more Census 2010 Urbanized area information.
WHAT HAS THE KILLEEN-TEMPLE MPO
ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST 5 YEARS?
Below are the 15 most notable projects let to construction from FY 2008 to FY 2012.