Columbia Area TSO


Located in Columbia, Missouri, the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization (CATSO) serves the City of Columbia and Boone County.

MoDOT has asked its planning partners, like CATSO, to identify and prioritize projects important to our community. 

MoDOT has established four key areas that Missourians have suggested are important to them.

Missouri’s Four Transportation Goals

  • Maintenance: Take care of the transportation system and services we enjoy today
  • Safety: Keep all travelers safe, no matter the mode of transportation
  • Economic Development: Invest in projects that spur economic growth and create jobs
  • Connections and Choices: Give Missourians better transportation choices (more viable urban and rural transit, friendlier bike and pedestrian accommodations, improvements in rail, ports and airport operations)


It is critical that this process be inclusive, transparent and accountable. With that in mind, CATSO will host a public meeting to gather feedback about our region's transportation priorities. Your voice is an important part of this decision making process. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

Monday, June 16, 2014
4-7 pm

ARC Center
1701 W. Ash Street
Columbia, MO


The Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization (CATSO) was created in 1964 and designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) by the Governor of Missouri. As the designated MPO, the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization is responsible for ensuring a coordinated transportation planning process within the Metropolitan area. 

The CATSO Transportation Plan for the Columbia Metropolitan Area is developed and adopted by the MPO. The Transportation Plan contains elements covering roadways, transit, bicycles, and pedestrian facilities. The City of Columbia Department of Planning and Development provides the staff support for all CATSO activities along with producing plans and reports for MPO review and approval.


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City of Columbia - CATSO
Planning Department 
PO Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015

Phone: (573) 874-7239
TTY: (573) 874-6364
Fax: (573) 874-7546