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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October 7, 2020
The SVMPO is beginning two regional planning efforts, approved in the SVMPO FY21 Work Program. Our Long-Range Transportation Plan update will look out as far as the year 2050 to identify transportation related needs for the region. A consultant team, Kimley-Horn, will work with elected officials and area residents, to find solutions and discuss funding options for making community investments in all modes of travel. The Short-Range Transit Plan update will consider transit needs for Vista Transit, and regional connections, for the next five years. A consultant team, Michael-Baker, will assist transit staff to develop recommendations for improving accessibility and connections for transit options throughout Sierra Vista and surrounding areas. Both plans are expected to be completed by summer of 2021. Look to this site for opportunities to be involved in both studies! If you have any immediate questions about these planning efforts, please let us know on our SVMPO Contact Us Form.
July 31, 2020
The SVMPO Board approved an update to the SVMPO Work Program and Budget at their June 18, 2020 Board meeting. All nine transportation work elements remained the same and no new funding has been added to the two-year Work Program Budget. One new project was approved in the Regional Planning element for a joint City/County Inventory and Feasibility Study on Theater Drive. The region anticipates a regional planning budget of $837,000 next year. You may view the approved FY21 Work Program of the FY20/FY21 Work Program Amendment Two here. If you have any questions or comments please let us know on our SVMPO Contact Us form.
June 18, 2020
The SVMPO Board of Directors approved the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on June 18, 2020. This plan expects to invest about $4.4 million dollars in regional transportation infrastructure and $6.1 million dollars in transit activities over the next five years. You can view the SVMPO 2021-2025 TIP and send in any questions or comments you might have on our SVMPO Contact Us form.