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Metropolitan Planning Organization Collection

Collection 483

Metropolitan Planning Organization. Collection, 1971-2010, n.d.

2 feet; Oversize

A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization in the United States that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities. They were created to ensure regional cooperation in transportation planning. MPOs were introduced by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which required the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area (UZA) with a population greater than 50,000. Federal funding for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this planning process. Congress created MPOs in order to ensure that existing and future expenditures of governmental funds for transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process. Statewide and metropolitan transportation planning processes are governed by federal law.
This collection consists of mostly photographs, slides, and maps. Donated by the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Note: For a listing of all the maps in this collection, see the Special Collection staff.

Series:

A. Correspondence 1-01
B. Planning Records 1-02 through 1-03
C. General Records 1-04
D. Photographs 1-05 through 2-16
E. Media Box 3
F. Oversize Volumes 1 through 9
G. Maps Map Case 15

Inventory:

Box 1
A. Correspondence
  1-01 Letter to Guy Leonard from HNTB company regarding I-49 expansion (August 7, 2006)
     
B. Planning Records
  1-02 Planning records from 2002 regarding I-49 Connector Project
  1-03 Management action plan to preserve I-49 alignment prepared by LCG (map included)
     
C. General Records
  1-04 2010 List of Catholic Schools
     
D. Photos
  1-05 Photos of Historic Homes in Lafayette Parish (# 1-92)
  1-06 Photos of Lafayette Transit System, 1946-1976 (#1-21 of 51)
  1-07 Photos of Lafayette Transit System, 1946-1976 (#22-51 of 51)
  1-08 Photos of Lafayette Transit System (#1-47 of 95)
  1-09 Photos of Lafayette Transit System (#48-95 of 95)
  1-10 Photos of Lafayette Transit System Employees
  1-11 Photos of Downtown Lafayette Businesses, 1971 [*List of businesses available in control folder]
  1-12 Aerial Photo Negatives, 1973
  1-13 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1958
  1-14 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1958
  1-15 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1968
  1-16 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1968
  1-17 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1974
  1-18 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1974
  1-19 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1974
  1-20 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1974
  1-21 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1980
  1-22 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1989-1990
  1-23 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  1-24 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
Box 2
  2-01 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-02 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-03 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-04 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-05 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-06 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-07 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-08 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-09 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-10 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-11 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-12 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-13 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-14 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-15 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
  2-16 Aerial Photos of Lafayette Parish, 1998
     
Box 3
E. Media
CD: Transit Restored Photographs, no date
Slides
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, February 1991
Aerial Photos, March 1991
Maps
Zoning Maps
Maps, Zoning Plans, 1987
Aerial Photos
Aerial Photos
     
VHS
“Creating Traditional Neighborhoods” Presented by Randall Arendt (December 1, 2003)
“Encounters Transrapid Impressions” Transrapid International-USA
“Deadly Crossings - American Intersections” Discovery Channel (July 24, 2002)
“Smart Growth” EPA
“Access Management” FHWA (May 1997)
“The Next Generation’s Strategy for the Lafayette Enterprise Community” Produced by Karen B. Fernandez, AICP - 2 copies
“Highways & the Environment Innovative Mitigation” Federal Highway Administration (February 24, 1995)
“Intermodal Freight Transportation” U.S. Department of Transportation
“I-49 - Sterling Grove Historic District” Compose Digital Design (January 17, 2002)
“The New Role of the MPO” Produced by Rutgers University in conjunction with Federal Highway Authority
“An Urban Framework for the Oil Center - Lafayette, Louisiana” USL School of Architecture - 4 copies
“To Build and Preserve: A Model Sediment Control Ordinance for Louisiana”
“Nonpoint Source Pollution in Louisiana” Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
“Intermodal Freight Transportation” 2002
“Back From The Brink: Saving America’s Cities by Design” The American Architectural Foundation (1996)
“Reaching Out to Everyone: Techniques for Inclusive Transportation Planning” U.S. Department of Transportation (November 1998)
“LAPC Comprehensive Planning Committee - Part 1” (March 9, 1995)
“LAPC Comprehensive Planning Committee - Part 2” (March 9, 1995)
     
F. Oversize
Vol. 1: Slides - Photos of Lafayette
Vol. 2: Slides - Photos of Lafayette (1990)
Vol. 3: MPO Transit Photo Album (1971)
Vol. 4: Oversize Photo of Felix Freeman
Vol. 5: I-49 Caryatids by Steven Domingue (Spring 2002)
Vol. 6: Town of Broussard Annexation Documents (2003)
Vol. 7: I-49 Overlay District and Urban Design Plans (Created by Community Design Workshop Spring-Summer 2003)
Vol. 8: Drawings and artistic designs for intersections on Johnston St.
Vol. 9: Office Plans, Computer System Flowchart, Taxable Property Flowchart
     
G. Maps
15-01  
  #1 Proposed Bikeways: Lafayette Parish, Department of Planning and Zoning (1/07/00)
  #2 Proposed Traffic Loops, Central Business District of Lafayette, LA; Department of Community Development (March 1978)
  #3 Ambassador Caffery Parkway South: Alternative Alignment Corridors, Department of Zoning and Codes (4/29/97) - 3 copies
  #4 Staff Recommended COLT Transit Roots, Lafayette Parish Transit Study (1/10/00)
  #5 Maps of the Acadiana Region, Lafayette Areawide Planning Committee (September 1995)
  #6 Major Parish Roadways, Department of Traffic and Transportation Planning Division (11/8/00)
  #7 South College Road Bridge Est. Daily Average Traffic, Dept. of Traffic and Transportation Planning
Division (1995)
  #8 South Domingue Rd., Rue de Belier & Town Center Drive Improvements, Est. 2015 Average Daily Traffic
  #9 Pedestrian Gateway Phase III, Vine St. Subpart, MPO (6/30/03)
  #10 Lafayette Transportation Study Areas, MPO (2003)
  #11 Moss St. Extension, MPO (9/4/02) - 2 copies
  #12 Congress St. Extension, MPO (7/12/02) - 2 copies
  #13 Alignment Ambassador, MPO (5/29/02)
  #14 Lot and Subdivision Information, MPO (9/13/02) - 4 copies
  #15 Ambassador Caffery North Planning, MPO (7/10/02)
  #16 Ambassador Caffery North Planning (0738-13101-003), MPO (7/10/02)
  #17 Ambassador Caffery North Planning (0740-13101-003), MPO (9/9/02)
     
15-02  
  #18 Ambassador Caffery North Planning (0741-13101-003), MPO (6/24/02)
  #19 Ambassador Caffery North Planning (0742-13101-003), MPO (5/29/02)
  #20 LA 182 - I 49 Road Design, Carencro, Lafayette Parish (June 2000) (Set of 61)
  #21 North and South Corridor Alignments I-49, MPO (12/24/02)
  #22 North/South Beltway - LA 354 Interchange at I-10 Corridor (10/07/99)
  #23 Ambassador Caffery Parkway South Final Alignment Corridor (12/21/99)
  #24 North/South Beltway I-10 to Johnston St. (10/12/99)
  #25 North/South Beltway Johnston St. to US 90 (11/9/99)
  #26 Lafayette Parish Distribution (July 2005)
  #27 Louisiana District Map
     
15-03  
  #28 Lafayette “colored in” maps, #0686-500200-000 (52 sheets)