Vision, Mission and Goals

Approved by the Farmington MPO Policy Committee June 18, 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is shaped within the framework of the vision and mission statements for the MPO.  These were developed in response to the planning factors outlined by SAFETEA-LU and in coopreration with the MPO Technical Committee, the MPO Policy Committee, and NMDOT.


The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization vision is for a safe, efficient and reliable multi-modal transportation system that meets the needs of residents and visitors in the region.

Mission Statement

Provide a forum to develop an effective transportation system to move people and goods safely, economically and efficiently while maintaining a high quality of life.

  • Support the economic vitality of the Farmington region by providing a balanced, multi-modal transportation system that moves people, goods and information safely, economically and efficiently.
  1. Provide adequate land are and access for commercial opportunities to serve furture population growth
  2. Minimize congestion to improve delivery of goods and service
  • Foster regional coordination and transportation system continuity.
  1. Maximize use of current transportation system
  2. Involve local planners in the transportation planning process
  • Develop and connect transportation systems and associated facilities into a cohesive intermodal system.
  1. Increased transit, bicycle and pedestrian connections
  • Minimize congestion on the transportation system.
  1. Minimize congestion and minimize  delay.
  • Provide reasonable access to services and jobs for all of the region's residents, regardless of age, income or disability.
  1. Increased multi-modal accessibility
  • Minimize negative environmental impacts and enhance the environmental quality of the Farmington region.
  1. Minimize air quality impacts
  2. Minimize impacts to existing neighborhoods
  3. Develop strategies to educate the public about how travel choices affect air quality
  • Identify and develop funding sources adequate to build, operate and maintain the metropolitan transportation system.
  1. Minimize total transportation systems costs
  2. Maximize transportation system performance per project cost
  • Identify and implement new technology for balanced multi-modal transportation.
  1. Improve multi-modal street design for high activity areas
  2. Increase mode split
  • Develop a transportation system that maintains and/or enhances the existing quality of life and works in concert with cultural and environmental resources and adopted local plans.
  1. Minimize access to adjacent developments along key arterials to maximize capacity
  • Integrate transportation and land use planning to improve quality of life and to protect the natural enviroment
  1. Encourage the local entities to integrate regional transportation policies into their adopted local plans
  • Ensure public safety for all modes
  1. Improve system safety through improved levels of service and reduce congestion
  2. Promote safety design practices for all modes
  3. Minimize emergency vehicle response time
  • Coordinate with local agencies on security planning and strategies
  1. Implement Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies for improving the safety and security of transportation modes