What's New @ HCMPO
County Thoroughfare Plan (2011) | Posted 06/17/2011
We are pleased to announce that the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court has approved the Hidalgo County Thoroughfare Plan on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. The Plan has been approved by the Hidalgo County MPO Transportation Policy Committee on Thursday, June 16th, 2011. If there are any questions regarding the Plan, please contact Leofredo Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-969-5778. Click on to download.
Bike/Ped Task Force | Posted 06/14/2011
The Bike / Ped Task Force of HCMPO is having it's next meeting on Monday, June 20th, 2011 starting 6 pm at
Edinburg Library, 1906 S Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX. Click here to download the . For information on
Proposed House Districts | Posted 05/23/2011
According to proposed House Districts under PLANH283, Hidalgo County Metro Area is part of six districts. This proposal is on the Senate intent calendar and is subject to changes. Click on to download.
Felicitation | Posted 05/20/2011
Commissioner Hector "Tito" Palacios was recognized for his outstanding service as a Policy Committee member since the inception of Hidalgo County MPO. To know more about Commissioner Palacios, click .
1st Annual Walk-n-Rolla (2011) | Posted 02/23/2011
The Hidalgo County MPO is very pleased to announce our 1st Annual "Walk & Rolla 2011" Walking and Biking Festival. . Please join the HCMPO and our public agency partners as we celebrate "National Walk Day" and our present efforts to move towards healthier lifestyles for the future. For more information on Safety TIps from Hidalgo County MPO, please click on .
For more details about Sponsorship opportunities, click on . (map)
To view the Article from Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association, click on
Check out the here. You can also download the .
Registration Forms for the various events are available:
(a) Metric Century Ride (payment required)
(b) Free Bike Ride Route Map:: and
(c) 5K Run
(d) Waiver Release Form
JARC & New Freedom Funding Application (2011) | Posted 03/18/2011
We are pleased to announce that the Hidalgo County MPO Policy Board approved the selection criteria for the JARC / New Freedom funds that are available for our area. This funding application details the type of funding that is available, what entities can apply and what types of projects will be considered. Please note that the deadline for application submission is on April 29th, 2011 at 5:00pm. Hard copies of this application will be made available upon request. If there are any questions regarding the document or the application process please contact Amanda at email@example.com or 956-969-5778. Click on to download.
Census Data Changes Valley's Top 10 Cities | Posted 03/09/2010
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According to the US Census 2010, Rio Grande Valley has a new pecking order. The Top 10 Cities in the Valley has now changed, with three cities from Hidalgo County growing in excess of 50% decadal growth (2000-2010).
As a whole Hidalgo County grew to approx. 775,000 residents, making it the eighth populous County in Texas. The western part of Hidalgo County was the growth engine owing to master-planned developments and comparatively lower property tax rates. The interesting pattern idenitified is the greater than double growth rates for cities surrounding McAllen (22%), with Pharr registering 51 %, Edinburg (57.8 %) and Mission (67.8 %). To read more on the article: You can also download a map depicting
RTAP Request for Proposal | Posted 02/23/2011
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Transit Advisory Panel (RTAP), seeks offers in response to Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified planning firms for the REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION PLAN.
Click on to download. The Newspaper RFP is also available.
For Further information, contact Victor Morales, Procurement Director at 956-682-3481.
New 2010 Census Data Released | Posted 12/30/2010
Transportation Policy Committee Training Workshop | Posted 12/20/2010
Location: HCMPO Conference Room @ 5:30 pm.
This Training will provide a hands-on understanding of all the aspects of an MPO. Mr. Andrew A. Canon will explain the different facets of MPO Transportation Planning in this 3 hr long workshop. The objectives of this workshop include:
a) The Daily functioning of the MPO : Purpose of Creation; MPO Composition; structure of Administration;
associated Legislations; Source of Funds etc.
b) To highlight the platform a MPO provides for decision making and regional cooperation.
c) Reflect on the Work Deliverables and Technical Decision Making Abilities of the MPO.
d) Discuss major Policy and Planning Issues
The Training is especially useful for new Policy members and will act as a primer to fast track their MPO know-how. Light meal and coffee will be provided. For those who are interested to attend the workshop; RSVP to either Andrew A. Canon () or Maria Champine ().
3rd Bi-Annual Border to Border Transportation Conference | Updated 12/20/2010
Location: Judson F. Williams Convention Center, El Paso (TX).
This year's Border to Border Conference was co-jointly hosted by the HCMPO and El Paso MPO during Nov 16-18, 2010 @ El Paso, TX. The success of the Conference is gauged from the participation of over 200 professionals, both country-wide and across the border. We would like to thank our Keynote Speakers for taking time from their busy schedules: Honorable US Congressman Silvestre Reyes; Texas Rep. Joseph Pickett; Gen. Barry R. McAffrey (Retd.); TxDOT Exec. Director Amadeo Saenz; and Texas Transportation Commissioner Ted Houghton. The break-out sessions covered a vast range of transportation topics. To browse through the presentations
"Long Range Scenario Planning" bags NADO Innovation Award | Posted 11/22/2010
The Hidalgo County MPO has been awarded the 2010 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for . The NADO selection criteria for the award winning projects included: uniqueness, demonstrated regional impact, long term viability, innovative partnerships and collaborations, and ease of replication.