North Carolina MPO planning area map

North Carolina MPO planning area map

According to The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962 areas considered by the Federal Census to be urban in nature with a population of at least 50,000 must have a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (ā€œ3Cā€) transportation planning process.  In order to receive funding from the federal government in the state of North Carolina, this process is carried out by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO). Members from each of the MPOs make up the North Carolina Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NCAMPO). Currently, there are 19 MPOs in North Carolina.

North Carolina MPO information

MPOLead Planning AgencyArea (Sq. Miles)2010 Census Pop.2020 Census Pop.Designation YearExecutive Director or Other Contact
Burlington-Graham MPOBurlington454161,793187,2511973Wannetta Mallette
Cabarrus-Rowan MPOConcord888316,446372,6791980Phil Conrad
Capital Area MPOCary1,6041,074,4211,357,0171964Chris Lukasina
Charlotte Regional TPOCharlotte1,5591,262,8421,523,0891979Robert Cook
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPODurham547397,312476,7171980Doug Plachcinski
Fayetteville Area MPO Cumberland County608372,020407,3561974Hank Graham
French Broad River MPO (Asheville)Land of Sky Council of Governments1,163396,844439,8691970Tristan Winkler
Gaston Cleveland Lincoln MPOGastonia1,137382,238414,2381974Tori Dellinger
Goldsboro Urban Area MPOGoldsboro26992,96489,9821982C. Roy Publico
Grand Strand Transportation Study (Myrtle Beach-Georgetown, SC-NC)Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments840257,836383,5091992Mark Hoeweler
Greater Hickory MPOWestern Piedmont Council of Governments1,668365,692365,3101982Averi Ritchie
Greensboro Urban Area MPO Greensboro556369,340409,1931960Tyler Meyer
Greenville Urban Area MPOGreenville188133,867138,1921992Eliud De Jesus
High Point Urban Area MPOHigh Point682283,295296,3871980Greg Venable
Jacksonville Urban Area MPOJacksonville423139,973156,7671980Anthony Prinz
New Bern Area MPONew Bern15456,74659,3122013Deanna Trebil
Rocky Mount Urban Area MPORocky Mount21985,31981,8281992Jordan Reedy
Wilmington Urban Area MPO Wilmington494253,045297,1831978Mike Kozlosky
Winston-Salem Urban Area MPOWinston-Salem578408,541443,3761974Kelly Garvin