MISSION: Motor Mission Statement
Provide stewardship of a cooperative transportation planning process that ensures state and local officials cooperatively develop a fiscally constrained transportation program that ensures the region's future transportation and transit demands are timely and efficiently satisfied.
What is The Motor MPO
The Midland Odessa Metropolitan Planning Organization, formally known as the Midland Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR), is a federally mandated organization developed to coordinate the highway, transit, and land use planning processes in order to receive federal funds for highway and transit improvements. MOTOR is the organization that sets the transportation priorities by bringing together government entities within the MOTOR Urbanized Area Boundary (UAB) to make continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation decisions. The government entities include the Cities of Odessa and Midland; and Counties of Ector and Midland; and the Texas Department of Transportation Odessa District Office.
The MOTOR Policy Board sets the priorities for the transportation projects in the MOTOR Urban Area Boundary. The MOTOR Policy Board also provides direction to the MOTOR Executive Director and is the policy making entity for MOTOR. This Committee is comprised of representatives from the City of Midland, the City of Odessa, Midland County, Ector County, and TxDOT Odessa District. The Policy Board meets at the MOTOR Offices (located at 9601 Wright Drive, Midland, Texas) every third Monday of the month at 5:00 pm.
The MOTOR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides technical assistance, knowledge and provides technical recommendations to the Policy Board and MOTOR Staff; the MOTOR Executive Director chairs the TAC. The TAC includes representatives from the City of Midland, the City of Odessa, Midland County, Ector County, and the TxDOT Odessa District office. The MOTOR Technical Advisory Committee meets at the MOTOR Offices the first Thursday of every month at 8:30 am.