The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization (FCTPO) is the organization that completes the federally required tasks to remain eligible for Federal Transportation Funding. These primary tasks include developing the Transportation Improvement Program, the Unified Planning Work Program and the Long Range Regional Transportation Plan. The FCTPO’s primary role is to maintain and improve a sustainable transportation network and to be inclusive in the planning process to address transportation needs for the region and to preserve the rural character of Franklin County.
The FCTPO membership consists of the Secretary and CEO of Transportation as Chair, the Administrator of MassDOT Highway Division, FRCOG Executive Committee Chair, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority, the Mayor of Greenfield and a regionally elected sub-regional appointment from East, Central and West Franklin County. The Franklin Regional Planning Board has a seat as non-voting member.
The FCTPO meets regularly throughout the year to conduct business and follow the public participation process prior to approving federally required documents.