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CRTPO Discretionary Projects

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) receives direct attributable funds to be allocated to member jurisdiction projects on a competitive basis.

Discretionary Projects Policy Document

At its February 13, 2019 meeting, the CRTPO Board adopted the MPO’s first Discretionary Projects Policy Document.

The policy and appendices may be found here:

Discretionary Projects Policy Guide
Appendix I (Annual Program Schedule)
Appendix II (Discretionary Funding Amounts)
Appendix III (Roadway Scoring Criteria)
Appendix IV (Bike-Ped Scoring Criteria)

2020 Fall Call for New and Shortfall Projects

The fall call will open on August 17, 2020.  More information will be available soon. If you have questions about discretionary projects and funding, please contact Jennifer Stafford at jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.

2020 Spring Call for Shortfall Projects

The Spring Shortfall call for existing discretionary projects was open from March 27 until May 1, 2020. The Project Oversight Committee (POC) will review the applications and make a recommendation to TCC and the CRTPO Board in June. If you have questions about discretionary projects and funding, please contact Jennifer Stafford at jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.

CRTPO Board Approves Discretionary Funds for Area Transportation Projects from the 2019 Fall Call for Projects

  • The CRTPO Board approved $55.4 million in discretionary project funds supporting 28 projects across 17 CRTPO jurisdictions at its February 19, 2020 meeting.

  • A complete list of discretionary projects approved for funding can be found in the news release here.

On February 19, 2020, the CRTPO Board approved the following discretionary project funds by mode:

Transportation Mode

CRTPO Discretionary Project Status

Number of Projects Funded

Total Discretionary Amount


New Projects


$19.4 million

Existing Discretionary


$16.0 million

Bicycle & Pedestrian

New Projects


$3.7 million

Existing Discretionary


$6.0 million


New Project


$9.4 million

Local Planning Projects

New Projects



Total Discretionary Projects


$55.4 million


Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers Workshop

CRTPO hosted a workshop for the Local Discretionary-Funds Project Managers in June 2019. Below are recordings from the workshop regarding NCDOT Agreements and Authorizations and CRTPO Discretionary Funding.