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Important Announcements

Fiscal Year 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking a 14 day public comment period for the FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The public comment period will begin on Friday, August 7th and conclude on Friday, August 21st, 2020. The UPWP is a document that identified how JATSO will use Federal planning funds in the upcoming fiscal year. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020. Public comments may be submitted to Taylor Cunningham using the contact information below.

City of Joplin
Attn: Taylor Cunningham
602 South Main Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-624-0820 ext 514
E-mail: tcunning@joplinmo.org

Click here to view the proposed FY 2021 UPWP. If you need a physical copy for review, please contact Taylor Cunningham.

Virtual Open House

Save the Date

We are excited to announce the date for the JATSO Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update VIRTUAL Public Open House. We are looking forward to experience this online event with you! On Thursday, August 20, the Public Open House website will become live. There will be videos, maps, graphics, and general information about the project. There will also be an opportunity to comment on the project’s progress to date. To make sure you receive the link for the Public Open House website, please sign up for the mailing list by filling out this form: forms.gle/CRqJ8DQCdzm2Vw8j7
We truly value community input. It is the only way we will create a plan that represents the needs of your community. Thank you!

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 18
  1. Taylor Cunningham

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