Welcome to Harlingen - San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Harlingen-San Benito MPO is the regional transportation planning organization responsible for all modes of transportation. Our website will provide you with pertinent information that directly relates to our MPO area.
City of Harlingen City of Rio Hondo
City of San Benito City of La Feria
City of Los Indios City of Santa Rosa
City of Palm Valley Town of Combes
City of Primera City of Mercedes (Ex-Offical)
Every metropolitan area with a population of more than 50,000 persons must have a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization to qualify to federal highway or transit funds assistance. The Harlingen-San Benito MPO area is composed of nine member cities listed above. It is important that the MPO membership is made of locally elected officials of the cities and counties within the urbanized area.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) relies on the MPO to ensure that highway and transit projects that use federal funds are products of a credible planning process and meet local priorities. USDOT will not approve federal funding for urban highway and transit projects unless they are on the MPO's program. Thus, the MPO's role is to develop and maintain the necessary transportation plans for the area to assure federal funds support locally developed plans.
Mayor Ben Gomez
City of San Benito, Chair
Mayor Chris Boswell
City of Harlingen, Vice Chair
Mayor Rick Cavazos
City of Los Indios
Mayor George Rivera
City of Palm Valley
Mayor R.Dave Kusch
City of Primera
Mayor Gustavo Olivares
City of Rio Hondo
Mayor Olga Maldonado
City of La Feria
Mayor Andres Contreras
City of Santa Rosa
Mayor Mark Sanchez
Town of Combes
Manuel De La Rosa, City Manager
City of San Benito
Dan Serna, City Manager
City of Harlingen
Cameron County Commissioner Precinct 3
Cameron County Commissioner Precinct 4
Pedro "Pete" Alvarez, P.E.
Pharr District Engineer
"Working Together for a better Mobility"