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-motorized 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.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents, amendments, and competitive transportation programs.
The long-range transportation planning process, current LRTP, and state of the system report.
Roadway Functional Classification
Roadway functional classification structure, maps, and application for functional classification revision.
Transportation Systems Management & Operations
The congestion management process and St. Louis Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) architecture.
EWG’s freight planning and regional freight study.
Corridor Planning / MetroLink
Corridor-level planning, MetroLink studies, and major transportation investment analyses (MTIAs).
Great Streets Initiative
EWG’s Great Streets planning process and projects.
Coordinated Human Services / Section 5310
Transportation planning for seniors and persons with disabilities and the CHSTP.
Bicycle & Pedestrian
Bike / ped planning, maps, and bike/walk plans.
EWG’s transportation safety planning, strategic highway safety plans, and data.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Programs include transportation, water, energy, public lands, broadband and resiliency.