The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission (Mid-MO RPC) is a planning partner with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Through a contract with MoDOT, Mid-MO RPC provides transportation planning and technical assistance to the region. This planning assistance consists of public outreach, grant application assistance, consulting, and data creation and research. For more information on available grant funding, click here.
In addition to the above listed activities, the RPC also develops and maintains various regional and local transportation plans. These plans are important tools for community planning and development. View all of our transportation plans through the following links:
Local Transportation Plans
As part of our transportation work program, the RPC hosts bi-monthly meetings of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), to facilitate an exchange between the region’s elected officials, county/city staff, and MoDOT staff on various transportation projects. These are public meetings and citizen comment is welcome. Mid-MO RPC also collaborates with the region’s two metropolitan transportation-planning organizations in the Columbia and Jefferson City areas. These agencies are federally mandated and federally funded policy-making organizations, run by a board of appointed local representatives. Click the links below for more information:
In the summer of 2013, the Mid-MO RPC and several transportation providers and human service agencies came together to form the Mid-Missouri Transportation Coordination Council (MMTCC). The project was initiated through a partnering effort between the Mid-MO RPC and the Missouri Developmental Disability Council (MODDC).
The goal of the MMTCC is to “sustain a regional partnership for better community access through transportation coordination and mobility management”. Meetings are held quarterly and additional regional stakeholder involvement and input is always welcome.
The formation of the MMTCC was followed by the development of a coordination implementation study. The study resulted in the creation of a mobility coordinator staff position, with funding assistance from MODDC and MoDOT. The Mid-MO RPC partnered with Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) to house and supervise the coordinator within the Columbia CMCA office.
The new Mobility Coordinator, Anthony Nichols, works both with community stakeholders to create more efficient transportation systems in the eight county CMCA region and with individuals who need to be connected to ride resources.
In 2016 the Mid-Missouri Mobility Project joined forces with Boonslick RPC and Meramec RPC through MO RIDES. The MO RIDES Central Missouri initiative is being presented to several regional stakeholders with the goals of:
Anthony Nichols, CMCA Mobility Coordinator
Ed Siegmund, Mid-MO RPC Executive Director
The Mid-Missouri Mobility Management Project is funded through two grants coordinated by the Mid-MO RPC. A Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant administered by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) provides 80% of the funding for a two-year $195,000 project with 20% matching funds coming from the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council under provisions of PL 106-402, Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. In compliance with the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964.