Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization

Public Meeting Announcement

There will be a public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on Thursday, September 16th 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 FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the FY 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and prioritization of unfunded needs in the JATSO area. Click here to view the meeting agenda.

Important Announcements

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking a 14-day public comment period on the FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and the FY 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program. The UPWP lists the transportation studies and tasks that MPO staff and member agencies will perform to support the metropolitan transportation planning process and is updated annually. The TIP contains transportation and transit projects in the Joplin Metropolitan Area that are partially funded by Federal transportation programs over the next four-year period. 

The public comment period open from Monday, August 30, 2021 to Monday, September 13, 2021. Comments may be submitted to Taylor Cunningham by email at tcunning@joplinmo.org or by phone at 417-624-0820 extension 1514.

Click here to view the proposed FY 2022 UPWP.

Click here to view the proposed FY 2022-2025 TIP.

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. 

​2021 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.

  • February 18
  • March 18
  • May 20 - cancelled
  • July 15
  • September 16
  • November 18