The Hot Springs Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was designated in 2003. The MPO adopted its current name, Tri-Lakes MPO, in 2013. Notably, federal regulations require MPOs to be designated in urbanized areas with a population of at least 50,000 people; in order to carryout a Continuing, Cooperative, and Comprehensive (3-C) performance-based, multimodal, metropolitan transportation planning process. As such, the MPO’s planning partners include but are not limited to the following: FHWA, FTA, ARDOT, Garland County, City of Hot Springs (including Hot Springs Intracity Transit – HSIT), Hot Springs Village, Town of Fountain Lake, City of Mountain Pine, Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce; Hot Spring County, and the general members of the public. The Tri-Lakes MPO is a branch of the West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD). Therefore, all MPO meetings (unless otherwise mentioned) are held at the WCAPDD at 10:00 am at 1000 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901.  


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the MPO’s Study Director Derrick Harris dharris@wcapdd.org or 1000 Central Avenue – 71901, Hot Springs, AR. 501-525-7577. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the MPO does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the MPO’s programs and activities, as well as the MPO’s hiring or employment practices. This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audio tape and Braille, upon request. Free language assistance will be provided to persons of LEP upon request. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the MPO’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Derrick Harris, MPO Study Director, P.O. Box 6409,Hot Springs, AR 71902. Tel: 501-525-7577, Voice/TTY 711. Email dharris@wcapdd.org

La Organización de Planificación Metropolitana de Tri-Lakes (MPO) cumple con todas las disposiciones de derechos civiles de los estatutos federales y las autoridades relacionadas que prohíben la discriminación en programas y actividades que reciben asistencia financiera federal. Por lo tanto, la MPO no discrimina por motivos de raza, sexo, color, edad, origen nacional, religión, discapacidad, dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) o estado de bajos ingresos en la admisión, acceso y tratamiento en los programas de la MPO y actividades, así como las prácticas de contratación o empleo de la MPO. Este aviso está disponible del Coordinador de ADA/504/Título VI en letra grande, en cinta de audio y Braille, a pedido. Se proporcionará asistencia lingüística gratuita a las personas de LEP que lo soliciten. Las quejas de supuesta discriminación y las consultas sobre las políticas de no discriminación de la MPO deben dirigirse a: Derrick Harris, Director Ejecutivo de MPO, P.O. 6409, Hot Springs, AR 71902. Tel: 501-525-7577, Voz/TTY 711. Email dharris@wcapdd.org.