The Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCVMPO) was established in 2003 in order to provide a regional approach to transportation planning.
Prior to its formation, local transportation planning efforts were handled individually by the cities and counties that make up the current LCVMPO:
- Asotin County
- Nez Perce County
- City of Asotin
- City of Clarkston
- City of Lewiston
The formation of the MPO provides several advantages to the community:
- The MPO designation and status greatly strengthens the community’s voice in promoting projects in state and regional transportation planning processes and in receiving funding for those projects.
- The MPO allows planning to occur on a regional basis so that each project considers impacts on the other cities and counties within the MPO.
- The MPO provides specific funds for the local public transit system.
- The MPO provides specific funds to plan and develop transportation projects.