Madison County Council of Governments
Executive Director: Jerrold Bridges
16 E. 9th St.,
Anderson, IN 46016
Portions of Delaware,Hamilton,
& Hancock Counties
The Madison County Council of Governments (MCCOG) is a cooperative, county and regional-wide planning organization that serves seventeen cities and towns, including all of Madison County and parts of Delaware, Hamilton, and Hancock Counties. The prime purpose of the Council of Governments is to increase communication, cooperation, and coordination among local governments in planning and implementing programs to meet mutual challenges and problems for the overall improvement of the region's quality of life. Each local government has the opportunity for involvement in policy making and programming of MCCOG.
As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, the agency develops the regional long-range transportation plan as well as an annual four-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). It works cooperatively with the Columbus and Indianapolis MPOs as one of the three central Indiana agencies responsible for air quality compliance issues in the greater region. MCCOG undertakes studies through traffic monitoring and surveillance programs which gather vital information and reports on traffic volumes, intersection flow, accident analysis, rail inventory, travel time, travel delay, capacity assessment, highway and transit demand forecasting, corridor and sub-area studies, bicycle and pedestrian studies, and site impact analysis. These multi-modal programs and plans are designed to improve the safety, accessibility, and mobility of people and freight throughout the metropolitan region.
Additionally, the agency has an extensive and successful background in other areas of planning, grantsmanship, and program administration. These services include, but are not limited to, a wide range of services that includes comprehensive and land-use plans, downtown and redevelopment plans, capital improvement plans, economic development assistance and planning, environmental plans, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, housing rehabilitation and plans, recreational and park plans, and site design and landscape plans.
The Council of Governments is also responsible for the operation of the TRAM program, a rural transit system for Madison County residents.
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