Fundamental MPO Documents

As a Metropolitan Planning Organization, Region 1 Planning Council is required to maintain the following documents to meet federal requirements.

Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP)

As required for all projects receiving federal funding, the MPO cooperatively develops a listing of all projects for which any federal funds were obligated in the preceding fiscal year of its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP.)


The level and quality of the transportation planning process is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner; promote full and fair participation in transportation decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin; it ensures meaningful access to transportation planning-related programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency.

Environmental Justice (EJ) builds on to Title VI by including the consideration of the impacts to low-income populations in addition to minority populations into transportation planning and decision-making processes.

Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP)

The HSTP fulfills the federal requirements of the current federal transportation legislation Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

A wide range of citizen, community, and technical input is attributed to developing and maintaining this plan for a safe and efficient multi-modal transportation system that will meet the goals, objectives, and needs of citizens, business, and industry for decades to come.

Comments on the MTP (formerly referred to as an LRTP) may be sent at any time to or 313 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101. 

Public Participation Plan (PPP)

This plan sets forth the policies, procedures, methods and details for involving the general public and area transportation stakeholders in the transportation planning and programming activities.


Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP contains all improvements that are planned for the surface transportation system.

Transportation System Management and Operations Plan (M&O)

The Transportation Equity Acts and Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act require a planning process to include analysis of urban congestion, provide short and long-range goals, and objectives and strategies to mitigate the effects of congestion.

Unified Work Program (UWP)

The UWP identifies the funds and activities to be conducted by the MPO during the specified period.