|Map of Adjusted Urban Areas within the NFRMPO Boundaries. Image credit: FHWA|
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has added the Adjusted Urban Area Boundaries to its interactive online map called HEPGIS. The US Census Bureau defines urban and rural areas based on population, density, and other criteria. States can then adjust those boundaries to be more consistent with the transportation system. These Adjusted Urban Areas represent locations with a population of 5,000 people or more and are used in various federal transportation programs. The North Front Range MPO contains three Adjusted Urban Areas: Fort Collins, Greeley, and Johnstown. The HEPGIS map includes 2,300 Adjusted Urban Areas with other geo-spatial transportation data such as MPO boundaries, the National Highway System (NHS), and commercial airports. To use the HEPGIS tool, click here.