As the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Bloomington – Normal urbanized area, MCRPC administers the transportation committees that make recommendations and take final action on all matters relating to the MPO mission and goals.  The MPO participants include McLean County, the City of Bloomington, the Town of Normal, District 5 of the Illinois Department of Transportation and MCRPC.  All meetings of both committees are open to the public.  The two committees are:

 
Transportation Policy Committee

The Policy Committee conducts the final review and approval of the work done by MCRPC in its role as the MPO for the area. This includes adoption of transportation planning documents, contract approvals, and decision-making regarding regional transportation policy. To best serve the policy decision process, this committee includes elected officials as representatives of the participating jurisdictions.

Members:
  • Mary Jefferson – MCRPC, Commission Chair
  • William Caisley – McLean County Board Transportation Committee, Committee Chair
  • Tari Renner – City of Bloomington, Mayor
  • Chris Koos – Town of Normal, Mayor
  • Scott W. Neihart – Illinois Department of Transportation, Region 3, District 5, Studies and Plans Engineer
 
Transportation Technical Committee

The Technical Committee guides the development of transportation plans, the annual update of the Transportaiton Improvement Program, the MCRPC annual Unified Work Program, and other required elements of the MPO’s work. In addition, the Technical Committee makes recommendations to the Policy Committee to inform their action on MPO decisions, management, and programs.

Members:Transportation Technical Committee Members
  • Vasudha P. Gadhiraju – MCRPC, Executive Director
  • Tim Gleason – City of Bloomington, City Manager
  • Jim Karch – City of Bloomington, Public Works Director Alternate: Kevin Kothe – City of Bloomington, City Engineer
  • Bill Wasson – McLean County, County Administrator
  • Jerry Stokes – McLean County, County Engineer Alternate: Luke Hohulin, Deputy County Engineer
  • Pam Reece – Town of Normal, City Manager
  • Wayne Aldrich, Town of Normal, Public Works Director Alternate: Ryan Otto – Town of Normal, Town Engineer
  • Carl Olson – Bloomington – Normal Airport Authority d/b/a Central Illinois Regional Airport, Executive Director
  • Isaac Thorne – Connect Transit, General Manager
  • Robert Nelson - Illinois Department of Transportation, Region 3, District 5, Planning & Services Chief
  • Dan Magee - Illinois Department of Transportation, Region 3, District 5, Federal-Aid Coordinator

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