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Office Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except certain holidays.

Office Location

The MPO is located on the 2nd Floor of the 2nd Floor of the Simms Municipal Building, 808 S. Buchanan St. in Downtown Amarillo. Click Here for a location map. Bilingual assistance is available.

Mailing Address

Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 1971
Amarillo, TX 79105-1971

For FedEx, UPS, or other parcel delivery use:
Room 237, 808 S. Buchanan St.
Amarillo, TX 79101-1971

E-mail Address

If you would like to be included on the MPO mailing list, email your name, address, and zip code to: amarillompo@amarillompo.org

MPO Staff Contact Numbers

The MPO Staff provides support to the Policy Committee and the Technical Committee.

The MPO staff also carries out three major work activities to meet specific federal requirements. The staff develops and maintains.

  • the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) through a “continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C)” planning process
  • the biennial development of a four-year program for highway and transit improvements known as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • the annual adoption of a comprehensive one-year planning program. The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes and coordinates the individual transportation planning activities of all member agencies in the area.

MPO Director
Gary Holwick
gary.holwick@amarillo.gov
Phone: 806-378-6293 Fax: 806.378.6062

MPO Senior Planner
Travis Muno
travis.muno@amarillo.gov
Voice: 806-378-4219 Fax: 806-378-6062

MPO Transit Management Analyst
Chris Quigley
chris.quigley@amarillo.gov
Voice: 806.378.6902

Texas Department of Transportation Amarillo District Office
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/district/amarillo.html

MPO Policy Committee Membership

The Transportation Policy Committee is the decision making body. It approves and adopts all the transportation planning activities of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The MPO Technical Committee provides technical support to this committee. Full-time MPO staff provides support to the Policy Committee. Staff from the United States Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Transportation also provides technical assistance and guidance.

October 2010

Member’s Name Member’s Title Representing Elected
VOTING
Paul Harpole Mayor City of Amarillo X
Terry Childers Interim City Manager City of Amarillo
Mark Nair City Commissioner City of Amarillo X
Dick Davis
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
Kyle Ingham Local Government Services Director Panhandle Regional Planning Commission
H.R. Kelly County Commissioner Potter County X
Nancy Tanner County Judge Potter County X
Mark Benton County Commissioner Randall County X
Ernie Houdashell County Judge Randall County X
Brian Crawford, P.E. District Engineer TxDOT, Amarillo
Kit Black, P.E. Director Transportation Programming & Development TxDOT, Amarillo
NON-VOTING
Gary Holwick MPO Director Amarillo MPO
Travis Muno Senior Transportation Planner Amarillo MPO
Chris Quigley Management Analyst Amarillo MPO
Terry Nix Urban Transportation Planner TxDOT, Amarillo
Kirk Fauver Urban Planner FHWA, Austin
Lori Morel Transportation Planner TxDOT – Austin TPP
Richard Neill District Transit Planner TxDOT, Amarillo
EX-OFFICIO
Quinn Alexander Mayor City of Canyon X
Randy Criswell City Manager City of Canyon
Gary Pitner Director Panhandle Regional Planning Commission
John Smithee State Representative State of Texas X
Walter T. Price State Representative State of Texas X
Kel Seliger State Senator State of Texas X
Mac Thornberry U. S. Representative State of Texas X

*Committee Chairperson **Vice Committee Chairperson

MPO Technical Committee Membership

The Technical Advisory Committee provides technical expertise to the Policy Advisory Committee by reviewing and recommending revisions to the planning process, data collection, forecasts, the Unified Work Program, the Transportation Improvement Program, and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Full-time MPO staff provides support to the Technical Advisory Committee. Staff from the United States Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Transportation also provides technical assistance and guidance.

Member’s Name Representing
Holwick, Gary Amarillo MPO
Muno, Travis Amarillo MPO
Quigley, Chris Amarillo MPO
Vacant City of Amarillo
Schniederjan, Kyle, P.E. City of Amarillo
Fawver, AJ City of Amarillo
Reese, Dan City of Canyon
Ysaguirre, Sebastin Potter County
Sorrell, Tim Randall County
Crawford, Brian, P.E TxDOT, Amarillo
Black, Kit, P.E. TxDOT, Amarillo
Johnson, Blair, P.E. TxDOT, Amarillo
Wimberley, John TxDOT, Amarillo
Nix, Terry TxDOT, Amarillo
Hochstein, Randy, P.E. TxDOT, Amarillo
Neill, Richard TxDOT, Amarillo