Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

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Announcement: Public Open House

We are excited to announce our second public open house beginning November 18th at 5pm for JATSO's metropolitant transportation plan update! We will be virtually sharing what we heard in our first open house, how the project has progressed, and where we're heading in the future. To be the first to know about the public open house #2 website, please register here: 

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Announcement: Policy Board Meeting

There will be a public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on Thursday, November 19th at 1:30 p.m. in the Joplin City Hall 5th Floor Study, 602 South Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. Items to be discussed include the adoption of statewide performance targets and progress on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) update.

The MTP is a long-term plan that identifies how the region intends to invest in the transportation system and is updated every 5 years.

The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.  If there are any questions pertaining to the items that will be discussed at the meeting, please contact Taylor Cunningham at 417- 624-0820, extension 514 or by email at

What is JATSO?

Urbanized areas with a population of over 50,000 as determined by the U.S. census are required to create Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). An MPO is a policy board that is tasked with transportation planning for the urbanized area. MPOs receive an annual allocation from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is the MPO for the Joplin urbanized area. 

​2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings of the JATSO Policy Board are open to the public and take place at 1:30 p.m. in the 5th floor study of Joplin City Hall unless otherwise stated. The agendas, news releases, and approved meeting minutes can be viewed under the "Policy Board Meetings" tab.

  • January 16
  • March 26 - cancelled due to COVID-19 
  • May 21
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • November 19
  1. Taylor Cunningham

    Senior Transportation Planner
    Phone: 417-624-0820 ext 514