Transportation Planning and Data Services
As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Central Oklahoma, ACOG coordinates all regional transportation planning efforts within the metropolitan region. Known as the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area, the area encompasses all of Oklahoma and Cleveland counties and portions of Canadian, Grady, Logan and McClain counties.
Planning efforts are described in an annual Unified Planning Work Program and includes the development of a long-range transportation plan, short-range implementation programs and continuous monitoring of demographic and socioeconomic data that impact area wide growth and travel demand.
Other areas of emphasis of the long-range planning process include air quality modeling, congestion management and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. The MPO also participates in feasibility studies to examine potential future transportation modes and major facilities.
Transportation planning is partially funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is coordinated with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA), Oklahoma City Department of Airports and the cities, towns and counties in the planning area.