State and Local Policy Database

Transportation Summary

Transportation accounts for between 25% and 38% of energy use in most cities in industrialized countries. Local governments, in partnership with metropolitan planning organizations and regional transportation authorities, play a critical role when it comes to maximizing this sector’s energy efficiency potential. Municipalities, for instance, must take the lead in shaping land use, as they have jurisdiction over zoning laws and regulations. Likewise, central cities and other job centers can have a significant influence over commuting behavior and choices, which are major factors in transportation energy use. Metrics in this section are, in most cases, policies that local policymakers can have influence over in the short run. Policies concerning all modes of transportation and the corresponding infrastructure are included in this section, including personal vehicles, public transportation, and freight.

The transportation authority serving Arlington County is The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. WMATA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including public bike, subway and bus service. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Washington, and many surrounding Virginia and Maryland jurisdictions. The Department of Environmental Services is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: October 2013

The transportation authorities that serve the city of Atlanta are The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). MARTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. GRTA provides the Xpress. The Atlanta Regional Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Atlanta, and many surrounding counties. The Office of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Austin is The Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority, a state agency. CapMetro also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus, and light rail service. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. The Austin Transportation Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Baltimore is The Maryland Transit Administration, a state agency. MTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train, bus, light rail, and subway service. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Baltimore, and the five surrounding counties. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority that serves the City of Birmingham is the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA), commonly referred to as MAX. MAX also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Birmingham, and many surrounding counties. The Department of Traffic Engineering is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Boston is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, a state agency. MBTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train, bus, light rail, and ferry service. The Boston Region Metro Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Boston, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Boston Transportation Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network. 

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Boulder is Go Boulder, which provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Denver Regional Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Boulder, and many surrounding cities and counties.  The Transportation Division is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last Updated: October 2015

The transportation authority serving the city of Burlington is The Chittenden County Transportation Authority. CCTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, bus and regional commuter service. The Burlington-Graham MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Burlington, and many surrounding towns. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: October 2015

The transportation authority serving the town of Carrboro is Chapel Hill Transit.  Chapel Hill Transit provides the public transportation for the town and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service.  The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning.  Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the western part of the research triangle in North Carolina.  The Planning Division is the town department charged with managing the town’s transportation network.

Last updated: April 2014

The transportation authority serving the City of Charlotte is the Charlotte Area Transit System. CATS also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Charlotte, and three adjacent counties. The Charlotte Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2013

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network. CAT provides bus services to Charlottesville and the broader metropolitan area. Charlottesville residents can also use the Jaunt vanpool service. The Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO is in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Charlottesville and surrounding jurisdictions.

Last updated: October 2015

The transportation authority serving the City of Chicago is the Chicago Transit Authority. CTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train and bus service. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Chicago, and the surrounding counties. The City of Chicago Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Cincinnati is the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). SORTA provides the public transportation for the city and broader metropolitan area, including bus services. The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky MPO is in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Cincinnati and surrounding jurisdictions, including communities in Northern Kentucky. Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation and Engineering is charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Cleveland is the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA). RTA provides the public transportation for the city and other communities in Cuyahoga County, including bus and rail services. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Cleveland and surrounding jurisdictions. Cleveland’s Department of Public Works is charged with managing the city’s transportation network. Along with Public Works, the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects also plays a major role in transportation project implementation, including vehicle infrastructure (Public Works and Chiefs) through Capital Improvement Plans. The City’s Department of Port Control also owns and operates two of the largest airports in this region.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Columbus is the Central Ohio Transit Authority. COTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Columbus, and many surrounding middle-Ohio cities and towns. The Department of Public Service is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Dallas is Dallas Area Rapid Transit. DART also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train, bus, light rail, and trolley service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as many surrounding counties. The Public Works Department of Dallas is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Denver is the Denver Regional Transportation District. RTD-Denver also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus, and light rail service. The Denver Regional Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Denver, and many surrounding cities and counties. The Denver Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Detroit is the City of Detroit Department of Transportation. The DDOT is charged with managing the city's transportation network. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation. SMART provides the public transportation for the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Southeast Michigan COG is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Detroit, and many surrounding cities and towns. 

Last updated: January 2017

The Dubuque Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network. “The Joule” is the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area bus and trolley service. The East Central Intergovernmental Association is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Dubuque, and many surrounding Iowa cities and towns.

Last Updated: October 2013

The transportation authority serving the city of El Paso is Sun Metro. Sun Metro also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and streetcar service. El Paso MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses El Paso, TX, and Dona Ana and Otero Counties in New Mexico. The Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Fort Worth is The Fort Worth Transportation Authority. The T also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as many surrounding counties. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Hartford is CT Transit. CT Transit provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including standard and express bus service. The Greater Hartford Transit District also provides public transit in the Hartford area. Capitol Region COG is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the Hartford area as well as many surrounding counties. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Houston is The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. METRO also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The Houston-Galveston Area Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Houston and Galveston, as well as many surrounding towns and counties. The Department of Administration and Regulatory Affairs is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Indianapolis is the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation. IndyGo also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Indianapolis MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Indianapolis and many surrounding cities and towns. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. JTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus, light rail, and trolley service. The First Coast MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Jacksonville, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Kansas City is the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA). ATA provides the public transportation for the city and broader metropolitan area, including bus and vanpool services. The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Kansas City and surrounding jurisdictions, including five counties in Missouri and four in Kansas. The Kansas City Department of Transportation is charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Knoxville is Knoxville Area Transit. KAT provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and trolley service. The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Knoxville, and many surrounding East Tennessee cities and towns. The Engineering Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network. As an incentive to promote location-efficient real estate development, Knoxville provides density bonuses in the form-based code districts.

Last updated: October 2015

The transportation authority and MPO serving the City of Las Vegas is the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). RTC provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Las Vegas Monorail Company provdies monorail service parallel to The Strip. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The Lawrence Transit Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network. The T is the public bus transportation for the city. The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Lawrence, and many surrounding cities and towns.

Last Updated: October 2013

The transportation authority serving the City of Los Angeles is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metrolink). Metrolink also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train and bus service. The Southern California Association of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Los Angeles, and surrounding cities and counties. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Louisville is the Transit Authority of River City. The Transit Authority provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and trolley service. The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Authority is the COG and the Louisville Area MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Their area of jurisdiction encompasses Louisville, and many surrounding counties, cities, and towns in Kentucky and Indiana. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Madison is The Metro Transit System. MTS also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Madison and many surrounding towns. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last Updated: October 2015

The transportation authority serving the City of Memphis is the Memphis Area Transit Authority. MATA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and trolley service. The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Memphis, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Miami is Miami-Dade Transit. MDT also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train, bus, and light rail service. Miami Urbanized Area MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Miami, and many surrounding cities and towns in South Florida. Public Works and Waste Management is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Milwaukee is Milwaukee Transit Services (MTS). MTS provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus services. The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses seven counties, including Milwaukee County, in the southeastern region of Wisconsin. Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works is charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Minneapolis is Metro Transit. Metro Transit provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including train, bus, light rail, and public bike service. The Metropolitan Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the Twin Cities region. The Minneapolis Department of Public Works, is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authorities serving the City of Nashville are The Metropolitan Transit District and the Regional Transportation Authority. The Metropolitan TD provides public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Regional TA provides commuter rail, express busses and vanpools. The Nashville Area MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Nashville, and many surrounding communities and towns. Metropolitan Transit Authority is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving New Orleans is the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA). RTA provides the public transportation for the city and broader metropolitan area, including bus and streetcar services. The New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses New Orleans and surrounding jurisdictions. New Orleans’s Department of Public Works is charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving New York City is MTA New York City Transit. MTA manages the public transportation system of New York City including bus, rail, and subway service. The New York Metropolitan Transport Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses New York, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. The New York City Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Oakland, and the cities and towns in the Bay Area. AC Transit is the organization responsible for managing Oakland’s transit network.  

Updated: February 2016

The transportation authority serving the Oklahoma City is The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA). COPTA provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and river ferry service. The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Oklahoma City, and many surrounding cities and towns. Oklahoma City's Public Transportation and Parking Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Orlando is The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Lynx). Lynx provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. METROPLAN Orlando is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Orlando, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Department of Transportation Engineering is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network, Park City Transit. Park City Transit also provides the public trolley transportation for the city.

Last updated: October 2015

The transportation authority serving the city of Philadelphia is The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. SEPTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including subway, bus, trolley, and commuter rail service. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Philadelphia, Trenton, NJ, and the surrounding New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties. The Philadelphia Department of Transportation and Utilities is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Phoenix is Valley Metro. Valley Metro also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus, and light rail service. The Maricopa Association of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Phoenix, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Street Transportation Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Pittsburgh is The Port Authority of Allegheny County. The Port Authority also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Pittsburgh, and many surrounding cities and towns. Pittsburgh Highways is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Portland is the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon. Tri-Met manages public transportation for Portland, including bus, train, light-rail, and street car service. Portland’s transit services are planned and run by Metro, which serves all of the Portland urbanized area.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Providence is the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA). RIPTA provides the public transportation throughout the State of Rhode Island. The State Planning Council is in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning throughout the state. Providence’s Department of Public Works is charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Raleigh is the Capital Area Transit (CAT). CAT also provides the public transportation for the city, including bus service. The Wolfline services North Carolina State University, in downtown Raleigh. Wake Coordinated Transportation Services and Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation serves the broader metropolitan area. The Capitol Area MPO (CAMPO) is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Raleigh and Wake County, as well as many surrounding towns and counties. The Public Works Department is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: December 2014

The transportation authority serving Richmond is the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC). GRTC provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus services. The Richmond Area MPO is in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Richmond and surrounding jurisdictions. Richmond’s Department of Public Works is charged with managing the city’s transportation network. 

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Riverside is the Riverside Transit Agency. RTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Southern California Association of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Riverside, and surrounding cities and counties. The Transportation and Land Management Agency is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Sacramento is Sacramento Regional Transit District. SACRT also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Sacramento, and the six surrounding counties. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving Salt Lake City is the Utah Transit Authority. The Utah Transit Authority provides the public transportation for the city, broader metropolitan area, and other communities in Utah, including bus, light rail, and regional commuter service. The Wasatch Front Regional Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Salt Lake City and many surrounding jurisdictions. Salt Lake City’s Community and Economic Development Department is charged with managing the city’s transportation network. 

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of San Antonio is VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus service. The Alamo Area MPO is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses the San Antonio – Bexar County area.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of San Diego is the San Diego Assocation of Governments (SANDAG).TIts area of jurisdiction encompasses San Diego, and 17 other surrounding cities and counties.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of San Francisco is The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. The district also provides the public transportation for the city and broader metropolitan area, including bus, trolley, and ferry service. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses San Francisco, and the cities and towns in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of San Jose is The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. VTA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses San Jose, and the cities and towns in the Bay Area. The San Jose Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Seattle is The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority. Sound Transit manages the public transportation system of Seattle including bus, train, and light rail service. Washington State Ferries and King County Ferries provide Seattle with ferry service. The Puget Sound Regional Council is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Seattle, and many surrounding cities and towns. The King County Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of St. Louis is The Bi-State Development Agency. The Agency also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and light rail service. The East-West Gateway Council of Governments is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses St. Louis and many cities and counties in both Missouri and Illinois. The Department of Highways and Traffic is the county agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Tampa is The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. HART also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and trolley service. The Planning Commission is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Hillsborough, Tampa, and many surrounding cities and towns. The Transportation Division is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the City of Virginia Beach is The Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (TDCHR). The organization that provides public transportation services to six localities within the Hampton Roads area, including the City of Virginia Bech is Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). HRT provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including bus and associated paratransit services, Oceantfront Resort Area shuttle service, river ferry, and fixed guideway transit light rail service. 

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Authority (HRTPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Virginia Beach, and the many surrounding cities and towns in the Hampton Roads area. The Department of Public Works is the city agency charged with managing the
implementation, operations and maintenance of city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017

The transportation authority serving the city of Washington is The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. WMATA also provides the public transportation for the city and the broader metropolitan area, including public bike, subway and bus service. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is the MPO in charge of conducting metropolitan transportation planning. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Washington, and many surrounding Virginia and Maryland jurisdictions. The District Department of Transportation is the city agency charged with managing the city’s transportation network.

Last updated: January 2017