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Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Area: Metro Twin Cities, Minnesota

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This the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) area for the Twin Cities. The shape covers the 7 county area as well as the urbanized area that extends beyond the 7 county area. Under state law, the Met Council's jurisdiction covers the 7 county area - Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. Under federal rules, the MPO must plan for the entire urbanized area, which is a Census defined area. After the 2010 Census, the urbanized area for the Twin Cities extended beyond the 7 county area into Wright and Sherburne counties. Thus, for the first time, the MPO jurisdiction area for the Met Council needed to extend beyond the 7 counties. Working with MnDOT, the census defined urbanized area was smoothed and this data file was the officially accepted MPO area for the Twin Cities.
Collection:
Minnesota Geospatial Commons
Place:
Minnesota, United States
Subject:
Transportation
Year:
2017
Contributed by:
Minnesota
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