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Improving the Livability and Quality of Life of Metropolitan Regions


The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Research Foundation (AMPO Research Foundation) is a nonprofit federal 501(c)3 organization established in 2013 with a mission to serve the transportation planning community to improve livability and quality of life in metropolitan regions through the metropolitan planning process. The AMPO Research Foundation is the educational foundation of Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Research Programs


The mission of the ActivitySim project is to create and maintain advanced, open-source, activity-based travel behavior modeling software based on best software development practices for distribution at no charge to the public.

The ActivitySim project is led by a consortium of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and other transportation planning agencies, which provides technical direction and resources to support project development. New member agencies are welcome to join the consortium. All member agencies make an annual contribution to the effort and help to make decisions about development priorities.

ActivitySim is administered by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Research Foundation.

For more information or to get involved please visit or contact Bill Keyrouze at

Educational Programs

Through its leadership and staff, the AMPO Research Foundation is exploring opportunities to provide educational training and resources to the MPO community.

This page will be updated as new opportunities become available.

In the meantime, if you have any recommended programs or resources please feel free to contact staff at

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