No less than once every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) must certify that each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) serving a transportation management area (TMA) – a designation by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) of an urbanized area with a population over 200,000– is carrying out the metropolitan planning process in adherence with federal statutes and regulations. FHWA, FTA, and other federal partners conduct a review of the metropolitan planning process within each TMA and jointly issue this certification on behalf of the USDOT Secretary, in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 134(k)(5) and 49 U.S.C. 5303.

The Federal Certification Review focuses every four years on compliance with federal transportation planning regulations and is an opportunity to identify challenges, successes, and experiences of the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Caltrans, Nevada Department of Transportation, transit service providers, and other key transportation planning and implementation agencies. As part of the process, the public is also invited to share their comments.

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