Federal and State
IMPORTANT FEDERAL AND STATE TRANSPORTATION LINKS
The Cleveland Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) works closely with three primary federal and state agencies in the planning of surface transportation for our community. The federal agencies are the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The state agency is the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). View the following links to these agencies and to the primary federal transportation legislation affecting the MPO.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA):
"The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation's highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America's roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world." ---FHWA
Federal Transit Administration (FTA):
"The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems…. Public transportation includes buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, monorail, passenger ferry boats, trolleys, inclined railways, and people movers. The federal government, through the FTA, provides financial assistance to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems…. the FTA is responsible for ensuring that grantees follow federal mandates along with statutory and administrative requirements."---FTA
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT):
Among its various transportation responsibilities, the Tennessee Department of Transportation oversees the planning, development, maintenance, and operation of state and federally funded highways, bridges, and related infrastructure, as well as various aspects of public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian transportation.