“Metroplan acts as a voice of regionalism and has worked as the council of local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization for central Arkansas since 1955.”

Air Quality

Metroplan is involved in a variety of efforts to safeguard and improve the air quality of the region. Since 1997, Metroplan has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Health, and Arkansas Department of Transportation to administer the Ozone Action Days program. Ozone Action Days is a cooperative effort to raise awareness in Central Arkansas about the health effects and means of reducing ground-level ozone. Of a more technical nature, the Congestion Management System and Intelligent Transportation Systems are utilized to increase the efficiency of surface transportation, and thereby reduce emissions, in central Arkansas.