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.
218 North Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone (717) 261-3855
FAX (717) 264-8667
2021 MPO Policy Board Meeting Dates:
2021 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Dates:
Thursday, April 15
Thursday, July 15
Thursday, October 21
All meetings will be held at 9:30 AM. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, meetings may be held in either a virtual or in-person format. Please check the FCMPO website or call the Planning Department for verification of the meeting format or location. In-person meetings will be held at 272 N Second St. Chambersburg, PA 17201.
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.