Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Area

This the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) area for the Twin Cities. The shape covers the 7 county area as well as the urbanized area that extends beyond the 7 county area.<br/><br/>Under state law, the Met Council's jurisdiction covers the 7 county area - Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.<br/><br/>Under federal rules, the MPO must plan for the entire urbanized area, which is a Census defined area. After the 2010 Census, the urbanized area for the Twin Cities extended beyond the 7 county area into Wright and Sherburne counties.<br/><br/>Thus, for the first time, the MPO jurisdiction area for the Met Council needed to extend beyond the 7 counties. <br/><br/>Working with MnDOT, the census defined urbanized area was smoothed and this data file was the officially accepted MPO area for the Twin Cities. <br/>

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Last Updated May 21, 2019, 10:03
Created February 17, 2017, 11:01
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dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_metc/trans_metro_planning_org_area/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-05-21 00:25:13
dsOriginator Metropolitan Transportation Services - Metropolitan Council
dsPeriodOfContent 2/15/2017
dsPurpose To delineate the extent of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Area

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