Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study

The Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) performs the duties of the metropolitan planning organization (MPO), for the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area. These responsibilities specifically involve administering the federally-mandated transportation planning processes for the urbanized area. PPUATS members represent the cities, villages, and counties within the urbanized area, along with the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District and Greater Peoria Airport District. PPUATS is comprised of two committees, the Technical Committee and Policy Committee. These groups meet once per month to discuss transportation issues on a regional level.


Calendar & Meeting Materials

PPUATS Policy Committee

The PPUATS Policy Committee directs the transportation planning activities of the urbanized area. It is responsible for adopting and implementing policies and plans to meet federal guidelines, including but not limited to the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the annual Unified Work Program (UWP). The Policy Committee is mandated to vote on the Technical Committee recommendations.  The Policy Committee is made up of elected and appointed officials of member organizations and is the decision-making body for PPUATS. The PPUATS Policy Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted. 

PPUATS Technical Committee

The PPUATS Technical Committee is responsible for discussing transportation issues on a regional level.  Throughout the year, the Technical Committee reviews and recommends planning policies and measures to the PPUATS Policy Committee. The Technical Committee is made up of transportation professionals appointed by their respective PPUATS community. The PPUATS Technical Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted.

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Committee Members

Name Represents
Jim Miller IDOT
Terrisa Worsfold* IDOT
Tom O'Neil Peoria County
Stephen Morris† Peoria County
Greg Sinn Tazewell County
Mike Harris Tazewell County
Greg Menold* Tazewell County
Doug Huser Woodford County
Donald White Chillicothe
John McCabe City of Pekin
Dave Mingus City of East Peoria
Jeff Eder City of East Peoria
Scott Reeise City of Peoria
Patrick Urich City Manager
Chris Setti* City of Peoria
Nick Stoffer* City of Peoria
Ross Black* City of Peoria
Jim Ardis City of Peoria
Leon Ricca Bartonville
Bob Lawless* Bartonville
James Dillion West Peoria
Kinga Krider* West Peoria
Jeff Kauffman Village of Morton
Ginger Herman* Village of Morton
Matt Fick Peoria Heights
Kyle Smith* Peoria Heights
Fred Lang Creve Coeur
Terry Keogel* Creve Coeur
Gary Manier Washington
Jim Culotta* City of Washington
Sharon McBride CityLink
Doug Roelfs* CityLink
Mark Rothert* City of Pekin
Mike Hinrichsen Germantown Hills
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Committee Members

Name Represents
Amy Benecke-Mclaren Peoria County
Jeff Gilles Peoria County
Peoria County*
Craig Fink Tazewell County
Dan Parr Tazewell County
Lindell Loy Woodford County
Bill Lewis City of Peoria
Nick Stoffer City of Peoria
Stephen Letsky City of Peoria
Jane Gerdes* City of Peoria
Michael Guerra City of Pekin
Katy Shackelford City of Pekin*
Rick Semonski City of East Peoria
Ty Livingston City of East Peoria*
Kyle Smith Chair Peoria Heights
Matt Fick* Peoria Heights
Ed Andrews Vice Chair City of Washington
Jon Oliphant City of Washington*
Patrick Meyer Village of Bartonville
Terissa Worsfold IDOT
Karen Dvorsky* IDOT
Henry Strube Jr. Village of West Peoria
Alicia Hermann Village of West Peoria*
Craig Loudermilk Village of Morton
Frank Sturm Village of Morton
Kenneth Coulter City of Chillicothe
Courtney Allyn Village of Creve Coeur
Doug Roelfs CityLink
Joe Alexander* CityLink
Gene Olsen MAAP
Eric Miller TCRPC
Rich Becklin Village of Germantown Hills