Franklin County Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO)

Who We Are

A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making and decision-making entity made up of community members representing transportation and business interests, and local and state governments.

MPOs are mandated to implement the metropolitan transportation planning process outlined in the federal transportation regulations (23 USC 134 and 49 USC 5303). The MPO coordinates with PennDOT in planning for the transportation needs of the county.

The MPO is responsible for developing a unified planning work program, updating the transportation improvement program and preparing a long range transportation plan among other planning tasks.

Staff support is provided by the Franklin County Planning Department

Administrative Annex
First Floor
218 North Second Street
Chambersburg, PA  17201

Phone (717) 261-3855

FAX (717) 264-8667

2019 MPO Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

All meetings to be held at 10 AM in the Rear Meeting Room of the Franklin County Administrative Annex at 218 North Second Street in Chambersburg.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy

Public Participation Plan

2019 - 2022 Draft TIP

2019 Draft Interstate TIP

2018 Draft Air Quality Conformity Report

2017 Long Range Transportation Plan

Air Quality Conformity Volume I

Air Quality Conformity Volume II

Annual List of Obligations


Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

As a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Franklin MPO is responsible for developing a Transportation Improvement Program in partnership with PennDOT, which is updated every two years. The TIP is a list of priority projects, which includes projects addressing safety and congestion issues, highway/bridge maintenance projects, bicycle/pedestrian projects and freight-related improvements. This project list covers a four year period, and serves as the first four years of the statewide Twelve Year Program.


The current 2019-2022 TIP was adopted on July 18, 2018. Frankin MPO will be holding a special meeting on September 12, 2018 in order to adopt an amended TIP package to include projects exempt and non-exempt from Air Quality Conformity analysis. This adoption is necessary to bring the TIP and Air Quality Conformity Report into alignment. The meeting will be held at 10:00 AM at 218 North Second Street in Chambersburg.


Long Range Transportation Plan
The LRTP serves as the transportation element of the county comprehensive plan, and identifies existing and potential future transportation improvement needs. It includes an inventory of the different modes of travel and identifies issues, opportunities, and trends that may influence transportation in Franklin County over the next 20 years. Franklin County MPO is currently updating its LRTP, and welcomes your input in the survey and interactive transportation issue map. 

Participate in the Long Range Transportation Plan Update Here

Long Range Transportation Plan

Click HERE to participate in the Long Range Transportation Plan Update.


Click HERE for a map of recycling stations across the county.