Transportation Planning

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the St. Louis region, is responsible for the development and adoption of long- and short-range regional transportation plans.  Any transportation project within the St. Louis region that will be wholly or partially funded with federal dollars must be contained in one of EWG’s approved plans. EWG’s transportation planning activities range from long-range planning to very focused corridor or subarea planning, from MetroLink planning to non-mobilized mobility planning, and from freight planning to human services planning.  Regardless of the planning effort, the goal is to provide accessibility and mobility in a safe, efficient, and effective manner that aligns with EWG’s 10 Guiding Principles.