The Madera County Transportation Commission is the
Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) and the designated
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Madera County. The City of Madera
qualified as new urban area in 2000 with a population of 50,027 within the urban
boundary established by the United States Census Bureau. The Madera
metropolitan boundary covers the entire County of Madera. The Commission
is responsible for the development and adoption of the Regional Transportation
Plan and Transportation Improvement Program as required by state law.
The Commission’s role is to foster
intergovernmental coordination; undertake comprehensive regional planning with
an emphasis on transportation issues; provide a forum for citizen input into the
planning process; and to provide technical services to its member agencies. In
all these activities the Commission works to develop a consensus among its
members with regards to multi-jurisdictional transportation issues.