The MPO acts as a liaison between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), and local municipalities within the MPO planning area. The governing body of the MPO is the Policy Board whose membership includes two County Commissioners as well as Mayors and/or Councilmembers from Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, and Loxley. The Policy Board receives input from three advisory committees as they address transportation issues and identify potential needs and projects.
MPO staff members are responsible for organizing and facilitating all MPO meetings. MPO staff have completed or are currently working on several transportation planning documents including the Long Range Transportation Plan (20+ year transportation improvement plan), Transportation Improvement Program (short-term 4 year transportation plan) , Public Transit Plan (5 year public transportation improvement plan), Bike/Ped Plan, and the Public Participation Plan (outlines how citizens can be involved in the transportation planning process). MPO staff are also tasked with maintaining the MPO financial records and ensuring compliance with all requirements of FHWA, FTA, and ALDOT.