We are the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) funded and regulated Transportation planning organization for the SE corner of the WA serving four Counties of Asotin, Garfield, Columbia and Whitman. Palouse RTPO was originally formed in 1993 between the four counties as a result of Growth Management Act (GMA) to ensure local and regional coordination of Transportation plans. (Learn More)We work closely with four counties, local and regional community, Public Transit Agencies, Ports, Cities, Towns, Counties, WSDOT and the Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCVMPO) to deliver comprehensive transportation planning and policy services for the region.
RTPOs were authorized as part of the 1990 Growth Management Act to ensure local and regional coordination of transportation plans. (Learn More at WSDOT Website)
What is an RTPO?
A Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) is formed through a voluntary association of local governments within a county or contiguous counties. RTPO members include cities, counties, WSDOT, tribes, ports, transportation service providers, private employers and others.
Click here for our regional map and our member cities, towns, counties and
Please see our public involvement section to find upcoming events, meetings, programs and public participation studies.
What does RTPO do?
RTPO planning must involve local cities, counties, WSDOT, transit agencies, ports, and private employers.(Learn More)
Your Participation and Input is Requested: Long Range Regional
Transportation Plan 2016-2036
Seven Public Meetings are scheduled covering Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and
Whitman Counties during first and second week of June 2016 to get your input
on various issues of transportation projects, goals, policies and future
Palouse RTPO ensures nondiscriminationin all programs and activities in accordancewith Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, PleaseContact our staff.