The HCMPO is a federally funded program that works with Hidalgo County communities and the Texas Department of transportation to plan for the region's future transportation needs. The MPO also serves as a collaborative structure of committees and organizations that creates partnerships to address this region’s needs.
The HCMPO is responsible for the regional planning process for all modes of transportation. The MPO provides technical assistance to the local governments in Hidalgo County planning, coordinating, and implementing transportation decisions for this area.
The HCMPO administers all federal funds for urban transportation improvements in Hidalgo County, including: road and highway expansion, maintaining the existing infrastructure through pavement management systems, safety transportation planning (includes the creation of designated freight routes and bicycle/pedestrian paths), emergency response planning, rail studies and transit planning.