Metropolitan Profile

Metro COG has produced the Metro Profile since 1981. The form and name of it has changed over time, but it continues to ensure compliance and compatibility with relevant surface transportation authorization. Under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the Metro Profile has become an essential performance management tracking tool.

The Metro Profile is structured to document and monitor the following:

  1. Changes, improvements, and projects affecting the transportation system
  2. Demographic and socio-economic conditions affecting the region
  3. Land use and development patterns
  4. The accuracy of projections made within Metro 2040 – Mobility for the Future, Metro COG’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
  5. Implementation of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Metro COG Policy Board believes this data to be critical to both accurately represent the state of the transportation network and to maintain and to implement elements of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Program, such as the TIP, LRTP, and regional travel demand model (TDM).

For convenience the Profile is separated into five (5) sections:

Section 1: Community Profile

Section 2: Roadway Network

Section 3: Freight Network - Truck, Rail, Air, Water

Section 4: Bicycle & Pedestrian Network

Section 5: Transit Network

Any questions or comments on the content of these documents should be directed to Metro COG. Additionally, supporting plans, studies, and other transportation data for the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Planning Area are available by contacting Metro COG.