Welcome to the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization Website

The Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization (SVMPO) is the designated transportation organization for the southeastern Cochise County region, in Arizona.  We are a policy and planning agency serving the City of Sierra Vista, the Town of Huachuca City and portions of urbanizing Cochise County, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation.  We share information and build consensus among our three-member jurisdictions on regional transportation programs, plans and projects.

This website provides you with information about our agency and the programs, plans and projects we are working on to improve your regional transportation system.

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Regional News

  • Theater Drive Corridor Study Announced

    April 29, 2022

    The SVMPO is pleased to partner with the City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County to conduct a Joint Study of the Theater Drive Corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods.  This area has a large number of people living, working, attending schools and visiting the Len Roberts Park.  Many people walk and ride their bicycles in this area, and improvements to travel options will be considered.  This Study will also assess drainage issues, inventory existing utilities and consider phased recommendations for multi-modal transportation projects.  For more information see the Active Project links on this website: Theater Drive Inventory & Roadway Feasibility Assessment Project.

  • Wildlife Crossings In Arizona

    April 18, 2022

    Arizona is at the forefront of addressing the conflicts between vehicles and wildlife in the Nation.  A partnership between 0ur Arizona Dept. of Transportation and Arizona Game & Fish Dept. has resulted in roadway construction strategies that have reduced the cost of fatal and sever injuries in our State caused by collisions with wildlife.  The new Federal Transportation Bill provides additional funding to States and Regions, like the SVMPO, to consider wildlife crossings in our roadway designs.


    September 9, 2021

    The Town of Huachuca City, in partnership with the SVMPO, undertook the first complete Inventory and Assessment of the roadway system in the small 2.7 square mile Town. This Study completed the Town’s 2017 General Plan goal of developing a Transportation Circulation Plan that considered multi-modal options, scenic routes and impacts of storm drainage. You may learn more about the Huachuca City’s existing transportation system, recommendations for improvements and prioritized projects in the 2021-2027 Huachuca City Transportation System Plan.


    August 25, 2021

    Working closely with the City of Sierra Vista, the Vista Transit Short-Range Transit Plan was completed and adopted late this summer. This five-year plan sets out recommendations for improvements for the transit system and investments of Federal Transit Administration funds for the next five-years. Two of the recommendations: improved fare boxes and an update of the Public Transportation (Transit) Agency Safety Plan are being undertaken in 2021. You may view the 2021-2026 Short-Range Transit Plan here.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

  1. Technical Advisory Committee

    June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Board of Directors Meeting

    June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Board of Directors Work Session and Meeting

    July 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Technical Advisory Committee

    August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Board of Directors Meeting

    August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Technical Advisory Committee

    October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Board of Directors Meeting

    October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm