WAMPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Wichita metropolitan region. MPOs are federally required regional policy bodies in urbanized areas with populations over 50,000. MPOs recognize the critical links between transportation and other societal goals such as economic health, air quality, social equity, environmental resource consumption, and overall quality of life.
Locally, the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) is responsible, in cooperation with the State of Kansas and Wichita Transit, for carrying out the metropolitan transportation planning process in 22 cities and 3 counties in South Central Kansas.
WAMPO PLANNING & FUNDING PROCESS
Guided by a regional vision set in place by a Board made up of locally elected officials. This process, from concept to construction, may take up to 10 years of work building consensus, collecting data, engaging the public, developing the project, identifying funding, and meeting requirements.