Albany Area Metropolitan
Planning Organization

Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) was established in 2013 to facilitate regional transportation planning for the greater Albany Area. AAMPO members include the Cities of Albany, Jefferson, Millersburg, and Tangent, as well as Linn and Benton Counties and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are established by Federal directive for all urbanized areas with a population of 50,000. Click HERE to access the AAMPO Policy Board member list.

As part of the regional transportation planning process, AAMPO is responsible for developing:

Para información en Español, haga clic aquí: Sobre AAMPO o contacte 541-924-8405.

FY2021-2024 Surface Transportation Block Grant – Public Comment Period

AAMPO is currently in the midst of a project selection process for Surface Transportation Block Grant (SBTG) funding. For the 2021-2024 Federal Fiscal Year cycle, AAMPO expects to receive approximately $2.5 million. AAMPO received three applications for funding the following projects: 

Using criteria provided in the STBG Allocation Policy, the AAMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) made a recommendation to the Policy Board that all three projects receive funding. The Policy Board will discuss these projects at their August 28th meeting, 2:30 – 4:30 pm at the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments building in Albany. 

The Public Comment period is open from August 14th – 28th and can be sent to Dana Nichols at dnichols@ocwcog.org.

Regional Strategic Assessment

The AAMPO TAC is currently working on a Regional Strategic Assessment in partnership with the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT and DLCD are using a scenario planning model that will evaluate the effectiveness of potential policy changes to achieve desired Regional outcomes (greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, land use development, etc.). The AAMPO TAC is tasked with developing regional inputs and outputs, primarily transportation and housing focused, that will then be plugged into the model for sensitivity testing. The final report will consist of three future scenarios (2040) that will help policy makers understand how the decisions of today will affect our world tomorrow.

The public is welcome to attend meetings. AAMPO TAC meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 PM at the Albany COG office. The ODOT and DLCD Strategic Assessment has been implemented around the State. For more information about the project and for examples of what other communities have developed, please visit ODOT’s website HERE.

Albany Area Regional Transportation Plan

AAMPO adopted its first Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in May 2018. The RTP outlines transportation improvements for the Albany area over the next 20 years. Click HERE to access the RTP.

The purpose of the RTP is to plan for transportation improvements such as roads, sidewalks, bikeways, and transit. The RTP examines what exists today, forecasts demand, analyzes future options, and makes recommendations for a balanced and efficient transportation system. The project also collaborates between agencies and jurisdictions, builds on good decisions that have already been made, and creates a common vision for the future of transportation in the area.

During the planning process, AAMPO also facilitated development of a Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the Albany area. Click HERE to access the TDP.

Do you have a concern or comment?

If you would like to submit a question or complaint regarding AAMPO planning or programming activities, please contact Dana Nichols at dnichols@ocwcog.org; or visit the AAMPO administrative offices at: 1400 Queen Avenue SE, Suite 205, Albany, OR 97322.

If you have a concern or complaint related to the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, please see our Title VI Program webpage for additional information and a copy of our complaint form.

¿Tiene alguna pregunta o queja sobre las actividades AAMPO?

Si desea enviar una pregunta o queja con respecto a las actividades de planificación o programación del Área de Albany MPO (AAMPO), por favor, póngase en contacto con Dana Nichols at dnichols@ocwcog.org;  o visitando las oficinas administrativas al local: 1400 Queen Ave SE, Suite 205, Albany, OR 97322.

Si usted tiene una preocupación o queja relacionada con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, por favor visite nuestra página web Programa del Título VI para obtener información adicional y una copia de nuestro formulario de queja.

AAMPO Boundary Map

Contact Us

Dana Nichols
dnichols@ocwcog.org
541-924-4548

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AAMPO News

Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Amendment:
The AAMPO Policy Board will consider modifications to the Region’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) at the August 28th meeting. An amendment to project key number 20183 requires a 30-day comment period, and Policy Board approval to add $452,700 from the All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) program at the Oregon Department of Transportation to the Construction phase of the project at OR99E and Airport Road in Albany. A copy of the TIP with proposed amendments can be found HERE. Public comments can be submitted in writing to Dana Nichols at dnichols@ocwcog.org, between August 21st and September 20st.

FY2020 Unified Panning Work Program (UPWP):
The AAMPO Policy Board adopted its FY2020 UPWP at its Wednesday, April 24th meeting. To view the document, please click HERE.

Linn-Benton Loop Service Development Plan:
The Linn-Benton Loop Governing Board, at its Tuesday, April 23rd meeting, approved the Service Development Plan (Plan). To view the final Plan, please click HERE.

AAMPO Boundary Map