The Tyler MPO was first established by the governor of Texas in 1974. Originally covering only the City of Tyler, the urbanized metropolitan planning area boundary has grown over time to include the surrounding cities in Smith County. In recognition of this growth, the organization’s name was changed to the Tyler Area MPO (TAMPO). Today TAMPO’s boundary covers most of Smith County and includes portions of Cherokee County located within the City of Bullard. The cities within the TAMPO boundary include Arp, Bullard, Hideaway, Lindale, New Chapel Hill, Noonday, Troup, Tyler, Whitehouse and Winona.
TAMPO is managed by a Transportation Policy Committee with input from a Technical Advisory Committee. These committees include elected and appointed representatives from cities, the county, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Additional information about the MPO’s membership can be found in the organization’s bylaws.