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A Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) is the geographic area determined by agreement between the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the area and the Governor, in which the metropolitan transportation planning process is carried out. MPO planning area boundaries are established according to the federal metropolitan planning regulations (23 CFR 450, Subpart C) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2007-02-14/pdf/07-493.pdf. The MPA must encompass at a minimum the Census Urbanized Area and the contiguous geographic area likely to become urbanized within the next 20 years. This data was constructed from the NYS civil boundary files that are owned and maintained by the New York State Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC). Federal regulation requires that states designate MPOs in Census Urbanized Areas with populations of 50,000 or more. MPOs are responsible for ensuring that federal-aid transportation projects in the metropolitan area result from a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning process. New York State has thirteen MPOs.

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urban, planning, transportation, metropolitan
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Data Provided By
New York State Department of Transportation
Source Link
https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/policy-and-strategy
Dataset Summary
Organization
Office of Policy, Planning & Performance
Time Period
Published in 2008
Posting Frequency
After each decennial census
Data Frequency
Once every 10 years, next publication expected by Spring 2014
Dataset Owner
NYSDOT Office of Policy, Planning & Performance
Contact Information
dot.sm.stip.update.2013@dot.ny.gov
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
13 Metropolitan Areas with Population over 50,000
Units
Polygons, UTM Meters, NAD 1983, Zone 18 extended
Disclaimers
Limitations
The arcs that are used for the boundaries of the polygons are copyrighted by the New York State Department of Transportation as predecessor to the New York State GIS Clearinghouse. Commercial use of the arcs is prohibited absent licensing of the copyrighted arcs for a fee. The file “MPOBoundaries.shp.xml” has specific details of the copyright and acceptable use of the shapefile.
Dataset Information
Agency
Transportation, Department of
Common Core
Publisher
State of New York
Contact Name
Open Data NY
Contact Email
opendata@its.ny.gov
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