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Upcoming Meetings:

Policy Board Meeting 
July 2, 2014
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 
College Place Fire Department
625 South College Avenue
College Place, WA

2014 Policy Board Meetings

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
July 15, 2014
10:00 am to noon 
Walla Walla Valley MPO Office
210 N. 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA  99362

2014 Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

Transportation Improvement Program  (pdf 1.3 mb) 

Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 
Mailing Address:

210 N. 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Tom Glover, Director
Phone: (509) 524-4711

Deborah LaCombe
Transportation Programs Manager
Phone: (509) 876-8002

Planning Assistant
Phone: (509) 876-8001
Email: TBD

Member Agencies

City of College Place, WA
City of Milton-Freewater, OR
City of Prescott, WA
City of Waitsburg, WA
City of Walla Walla, WA
Umatilla County, OR
Walla Walla County, WA
Port of Walla Walla, WA
Valley Transit
Oregon Department of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation


Request for Qualifications for Walla Walla Valley MPO Travel Demand Model

November 19, 2013 Meeting Agenda (pdf 90 kb)
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Milton-Freewater Library Conference Room
722 S. Main
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862

The Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (WWVMPO) solicits interest from qualified applicants to develop a travel demand model to be used by the WWVMPO for transportation planning purposes. For more detail information please read “WWVMPO Travel Demand Consultant Scope” document below or visit

Meeting Agenda - Request for Travel Demand Model Consultant Evaluation (pdf 90 kb)

Walla Walla Valley MPO Transportation Planning Documents

Draft 2014-2017 Walla Walla Valley MPO/Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Transportation Improvement Program  (pdf 1.3 mb)
Walla Walla Valley MPO Procurement and Purchase Procedures (pdf 1 mb)
Walla Walla Valley MPO SFY2014 Unified Planning Work Program (pdf 1 mb)

Previous Transportation Improvement Program Public Comment Meetings

Friday, September 6, 2013, 3:00 pm
County Commissioner’s Chambers
Walla Walla at 3pm today 

The second meeting is on September 11, 2013 in Waitsburg, WA at 10am in the Lion’s Memorial Bldg. Meeting #3 is on Walla Walla Valley MPO Meetings

Policy Board Meetings
The WWVMPO Policy Board meets the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Draft 2014 policy board schedule (pdf 62 kb)

November 6, 2013
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
College Place Fire Department, 625 South College Avenue
College Place, WA
Call in number: 360-709-8060
Pass code: 1072121  

Previous Policy Board Meetings

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meetings
The WWVMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meets the third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. In months where there is a holiday on the third Monday, the meeting will take place on the third Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. 

Previous TAC Meetings

List of WWVMPO Policy Board and TAC Members  (pdf 68 kb)
Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency - use for a list of WWVMPO lead-agency staff

Walla Walla Valley MPO Designation

Date of Designation: Washington State Governor Inslee – March 27, 2013
Oregon State Governor Kitzhaber – April 4, 2013

A new bi-state MPO for the Walla Walla, WA and Milton-Freewater, OR UZA was designated by the Governors of Washington and Oregon on March 27, 2013 and April 4, 2013, respectively. MPOs are created through agreement among the local elected officials and the Governor(s), with a formal designated by the Governor(s). Under existing federal law (23 US Code 134), MPOs are responsible for all surface transportation planning and programming and must be established in all Census defined UZAs to qualify for federal surface transportation funding. 

MPO Designation Information
The 2010 Census resulted in a new Urbanized Area (UZA) that requires formation of a new Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – Walla Walla, WA & Milton-Freewater, OR. On September 25, 2012, the name "Walla Walla Valley MPO" was approved for the new Urbanized Area. 

Member Agency Resolutions


Meeting #9
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Milton-Freewater City Library
8 SW 8th Avenue
Milton-Freewater, OR

Meeting #9 is an All Day Work Session, including:

  • Update on the MPO designation process and interim MPO activities
  • Orientation to the WWVMPO Interim Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013
  • Overview of work activities and tasks to be undertaken by the MPO after designation
  • Preliminary discussion on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) membership and the process for adding new members in the future
  • Preliminary discussion on WWVMPO Policy Board recurring meeting dates

Meeting Materials

Meeting #8
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
2 pm to 4 pm
Walla Walla Police Facility
54 East Moore Street (Chuck Fulton Community Room)
Walla Walla, WA

The goals of meeting #8 include:

  • Member agency reports on status of Interlocal Agreement resolutions
  • Identify policy board members - one from each member organization
  • Discuss the status of the MPO designation process
  • Confirm February meeting date and workshop scope
  • Discuss additional next steps and work activities of the MPO in 2013

Meeting Materials

January 8, 2013 meeting agenda (pdf 14 kb)
Presentation (pdf 490 kb)

Meeting #7
Thursday, November 29, 2012
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
College Place Fire Department, 625 South College Avenue
College Place, WA

The goals of Meeting #7 are to:

  • Approve the Bylaws.
  • Approve the Interlocal Agreement.
  • Resolve issues and adopt the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map.
  • Discuss MPO Designation Packet that will be sent to the Governors of Oregon and Washington.
  • Discuss next steps and work activities of the MPO.

Meeting Materials

Meeting #6
Thursday, November 8, 2012
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Milton-Freewater City Library
8 SW 8th Avenue, Milton-Freewater, OR

The goals of the meeting are to:

  • Arrive at consensus on voting and dues structures.
  • Discuss and adopt Bylaws.
  • Resolve issues and finalize key content of Interlocal Agreement for respective agency review and signature.
  • Resolve issues and adopt Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map.

Meeting Materials

Meeting #5
October 16, 2012
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building
314 W Main Street, Room #214 Second Floor
Walla Walla (Directly across from Walla Walla County Courthouse)

Attendees may park on Main Street and access the second floor via stairs or an elevator. Please note that parking on Main Street is limited. Additional parking is available at the back of the building, in the county-owned lot located off Rose Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. From that parking lot access to the second floor is via stairs only.

Meeting Materials

Meeting #4
September 25, 2012
1:30 pm to 4 pm
College Place Fire Department
625 South College Avenue
College Place, WA

The goals for this meeting are to:

  • Share status update on signed resolutions from participating agencies.
  • Finalize the Scope of Work for the Interim Lead Agency.
  • Discuss and finalize MPO name.
  • Discuss membership structure and Interlocal agreement.
  • Discuss bylaws.
  • Define a target schedule for next steps.
  • Continue sharing MPO designation information.

Meeting Materials:

Meeting #3
August 23, 2012
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Albee Room
Milton-Freewater City Library
8 S.W. 8th Ave
Milton-Freewater, OR

The goals for this meeting are to:

  • Continue sharing MPO designation information;
  • Share a status update on the local lead entity to coordinate the designation process;
  • Identify primary and secondary contacts for each jurisdiction, agency, organization, and tribe;
  • Define a target schedule for next steps; and
  • Discuss membership structure and the interlocal agreement.

Meeting Materials:

Meeting #2
July 24, 2012
9am to 11am
Chuck Fulton Community Room
Walla Walla Police Station
54 East Moore Street
Walla Walla, WA

This second meeting will continue the discussion with local agencies. The goal for this meeting is to identify a potential local organization or agency and individuals to lead the designation process. By statute, it is the responsibility of the local elected officials in the UZA to form the MPO and request designation from the Governors. The roles of WSDOT, ODOT, FHWA, and FTA are to provide guidance and support local efforts to form the MPO.

Meeting Materials:

Meeting #1
June 27, 2012
The first meeting was held in Walla Walla on June 27, 2012 to begin the process. Representatives from Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG), WSDOT, ODOT, and FHWA held an informational exchange with local governments, transit providers, tribes, and organizations to explain the federal requirements, timelines, and to answer questions. There was a large turnout of participants.

Meeting Materials: