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Jeff Welch, TPO Director
400 Main Street Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) provides comprehensive transportation planning in Knox County and the urbanized areas of Anderson, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. The US Department of Transportation requires urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more to form a Transportation Planning Organization.
Appointment of Board Members
TPO Executive Board members are elected officials from the Cities of Alcoa, Clinton, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Loudon, Maryville and Oak Ridge, the Town of Farragut and Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier Counties, the East Tennessee Development District, the State of Tennessee and a representative from the public transit community.

The TPO Executive Board:

  • Ensures cooperative, comprehensive and continuing transportation planning
  • Reviews and approves Transportation Plans and Programs
  • Implements provisions of current Federal Transportation legislation
  • Apportions Surface Transportation Program funds and certain federal transit funds
  • Sets policy and provides administrative oversight
  • Executive Board Members

    Anderson County - Terry Frank, Mayor
    Blount County
    - Ed Mitchell, Mayor
    City of Alcoa - Don Mull, Mayor
    City of Clinton - Scott Burton, Mayor
    City of Knoxville - Madeline Rogero, Mayor
    City of Knoxville - Brenda Palmer, City Council
    City of Loudon - Jim Greenway, Mayor
    City of Maryville - Tom Taylor, Mayor
    East TN Development District - Ed Shouse, Knox County Trustee
    Knox County - Tim Burchett, County Mayor
    Knox County - Brad Anders, Knox County Commission
    Loudon County - Rollen Buddy Bradshaw II, County Mayor
    Lenoir City - Tony Aikens, Mayor
    Oak Ridge - Warren L. Gooch, Mayor
    Public Transportation - Dawn Distler, KAT Director
    Sevier County - Larry Waters, Mayor
    State of Tennessee - Jack Qualls, TDOT
    Town of Farragut - Ralph McGill, Mayor - Vice Chair



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