West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization -MPO-LOGO-FINAL

The draft of the Fiscal Year 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is available for public comment until May 19th, 2021. The document is available here. Provide your questions and comments here, or contact us directly:

MPO Director, Amanda Hicks: ahicks@westmemphisar.gov

MPO Planner, Dr. Sam Jordan: sjordan@westmemphisar.gov

This page is under construction as we migrate content from wmats.org. Check back often for updates and new opportunities for public input!

What is the West Memphis MPO?

The West Memphis Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process within the West Memphis-Marion Area Transportation Study (see map, right). 

The West Memphis MPO serves the needs of the community in our study area by planning for all modes of transportation including local traffic, commuters, freight and rail, bike/ped initiatives, and more. We coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to develop transportation projects designed to improve quality of life in our communities. For more detailed information, contact our office or read the latest Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

West Memphis MPO Study Area

West Memphis M P O Study Area Map

The West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the following PUBLIC INFORMATION.

A Resolution in Support of the Adjusted ArDOT Performance Measure Targets for Freight Reliability, Travel Time Reliability, Pavements, Bridges, and Congestion Mitigation.  

A Resolution in Support of the Safety Performance Targets of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT)


2021 Air Quality Targets

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program was implemented to support surface transportation projects and other related efforts that contribute to air quality improvements and provide congestion relief. Funding can be applied to projects that reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions.

With adoption of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Congress made great strides in America's efforts to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). One year later, Congress adopted the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act-the ISTEA of 1991. This far- reaching legislation brought transportation into the multi-modal arena and also set the stage for an unprecedented focus on environmental programs. Part of this approach was the newly authorized Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.

Jointly administered by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the CMAQ program was reauthorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in 2015. As with its predecessor’s legislation, the FAST Act provides funding to areas in nonattainment or maintenance for ozone, carbon monoxide, and/or particulate matter.

While project eligibility largely remains the same, the legislation places considerable emphasis on diesel engine retrofits and other efforts that underscore the priority on reducing fine particle pollution (PM 2.5).

West Memphis MPO - CMAQ Performance Plan  - Memphis, TN-MS-AR Urbanized Area September 2020

West Memphis - Marion Area Transportation Study 2020 -   Annual listing of Federally Obligated Projects Federal Fiscal Year 2020

  1. MAPS

MTP 2050 Environmental Justice: Constrained Plan in Relation to Population Demographics

Interactive Map Test: WMATS Study Area

Traffic Counts: MPO Traffic Counts and Signs

Study Boundary: West Memphis - Marion Area Transportation Study Boundary

Urban Boundary: West Memphis - Marion Urban Area

M2M Connection: West Memphis - Harahan Connection (Main Street to Main Street Project)

Freight & Intermodal Facilities: Multimodal Transportation - Linking the Mid-South

Regional Freight Plan: A Memphis MPO Site

Metropolitan Transportation Plan: 2040

MTP Fiscally Constrained: 2040 - (This Plan is constrained by funding amounts expected to be made available to this area over the 20 year planning period.)

West Memphis Street Map:

West Memphis Zoning Map:

Marion Street Map:

Projected Areas of Development: 2040 MTP

Bike Plan:

MPO Cross Sections: 

Proposed Principal Arterial: Urban |  Rural

Proposed Minor Arterial: Urban

Proposed Collector: Streets

  1. Amanda Hicks (West Memphis City Engineer)-4-Edit

    Amanda Hicks

    City Engineer/MPO Director
    Phone: 870-702-5109
    203 South Avalon
    West Memphis, AR. 72301