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Who is KHCGCC?

The Kokomo and Howard County Governmental Coordinating Council is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kokomo, Indiana urbanized area. The Council was designated as the MPO on March 2, 1982. It succeeded the Kokomo-Howard County Administrative Committee and Technical Committee. They were created on February 14, 1964.

The Council consists of a Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee. The Policy Board is composed of top elected officials from the City and County, the president of the City and County Plan Commissions, and representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. The Technical Advisory Committee is composed of senior officials of various agencies, departments, public transportation providers and boards involved in transportation affairs. The Council’s staff is assisted by various City and County departments.

The primary responsibility of the Coordinating Council (KHCGCC) is to carry out transportation planning responsibilities for the Kokomo Metropolitan Planning Area. This is an area bound by County Road 600 North, to County Road 500 South, County Road 500 West and County Road 500 East.

The Kokomo and Howard County Governmental Coordinating Council activities include, among other duties, the production of a 25 year Long Range Transportation Plan, a three year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a planning overall work program (Statement of Work) along with other important documents.

Public involvement in the Kokomo and Howard County Governmental Coordinating Council’s transportation planning process is invited and encouraged. Opportunities for public participation include all Policy Board meetings, Technical Advisory Committee meetings, and special hearings to discuss the Long Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. You may also click on Contact Us to provide specific comments.

Finally, our mission is to make sure our transportation dollars are spent cost effectively, to support economic progress while making sure to safeguard our environment. Kokomo and Howard County Governmental Coordinating Council oversees about two million in transportation investments with the cooperative effort of the Indiana Dept. of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. To see how Indiana’s gas tax is used to fund transportation, please watch this video:

The Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee evaluates and approves proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) projects along with public input into funding. KHCGCC conducts studies and assists local municipalities with planning activities. KHCGCC develops the City /County Long Range Transportation Plan serving approximately 70,000 people.

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