Metropolitan Planning Area Boundary [Madison, Wisconsin]
Metropolitan Planning Area Boundary. Approved April 3, 2013. The Madison Metropolitan Planning Area includes the Madison Urban Area and all or portions of the 34 contiguous villages, cities, and towns that are or are likely to become urbanized within the 20+ year planning period as well as other areas containing important regional transportation corridors. Federal rules require the designation of MPOs in urbanized areas of 50,000 or more in population as a condition for spending Federal highway and transit funds. The Planning Area Boundary is the area within which the Federal metropolitan transportation planning and programming requirements apply. Within this area, federally funded or regionally significant transportation projects must be included in the MPO's long-range regional transportation and Transportation Improvement Program.