CRTPO Announces Meeting Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic
CRTPO is modifying its meeting schedules as the region works to respond to impacts related to the COVID-19 virus. CRTPO will only hold meetings for critical path activities. Other meetings may be postponed. For meetings that are determined to be necessary, they will be held virtually.
The following April meetings have been cancelled:
April 2 – Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)
April 2 – Comprehensive Transportation Plan Work Group (CTPWG)
April 2 – Bicycle & Pedestrian Work Group (BPWG)
April 15 – CRTPO Policy Board
Public Comment Opens on East-West Connector project (U-6239) in Mooresville, Iredell County
CRTPO has opened a 30-day public comment period on an air quality conformity determination and amendments to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the East-West Connector project (U-6239) in Mooresville, Iredell County. The 30-day public comment period begins today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will conclude on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
The Town of Mooresville was awarded a federal BUILD grant in November of 2019 to construct the East-West Connector from Langtree Road to NC 115. Action is required by the CRTPO Board because the federal grant is allowing the project to move forward earlier than originally scheduled, and amendments must be made to the CRTPO’s MTP and TIP. Final action to make an air quality conformity determination and approve amendments to the 2045 MTP and the 2020-2029 TIP for the East-West Connector project is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 during the CRTPO Board meeting.
STATUS UPDATE: THE MARCH 18, 2020 CRTPO POLICY BOARD MEETING WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to limit large in-person events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) policy board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM will be a virtual meeting. Due to the North Carolina State of Emergency declaration, the CRTPO Chairman has suspended the Bylaw requirement for physical attendance to constitute a quorum. Therefore, Board delegates and alternates may participate remotely. The March 18 virtual Board meeting is also open to the general public. All policy board meetings are livestreamed on the CRTPO Facebook page.
The previously announced education session scheduled for 5:00 PM has been cancelled.
CRTPO Board Approves Discretionary Funds for Area Transportation Projects
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board approved funding to several regional transportation projects at its board meeting on February 19, 2020. These funds support projects across three counties, investing in transportation needs to support our growing region. The CRTPO Board awarded $55.4 million in discretionary project funds supporting 28 projects across 17 CRTPO jurisdictions. A complete list of projects approved for funding can be found in the news release here. Visit the Discretionary Projects web page to view the distribution of funds by transportation mode.
Public Comment Opens on Critical Intersection Designs in Union County
CATS to Host Public Meetings for Proposed LYNX Silver Line Project
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host a series of public meetings to kickoff Pre-Project Development for the proposed LYNX Silver Line. Five public meetings will occur along the project corridor from March 10-19, 2020. View the Silver Line flyer for meeting dates and locations.
Proposed Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Amendment
Western Parkway Alignment Modification
The CRTPO Board is considering a request to modify the future alignment of the Western Parkway. The alignment modification under consideration impacts the easternmost portion of the Western Parkway.
Written comments were accepted though February 21, 2020. Members of the public may also submit verbal comments during the CRTPO board meeting at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center on March 18, 2020 at 6 p.m.
FHWA and FTA Seek Public Input for its Quadrennial Certification Review of the CRTPO
Survey closed January 17, 2020
Every four years the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducts a certification review to determine if the CRTPO is carrying out the metropolitan planning process in accordance with federal statutes and regulations. The public comment period for this review was open from December 2, 2019 to January 17, 2020. Once the review process is complete, the FHWA report will be posted online.
For information about NCDOT public meetings, visit the NCDOT public meetings web page.
The April 2 TCC and April 15 CRTPO Board meetings have been cancelled. We hope to resume our regular meeting schedule in May.
Next CRTPO Board Meeting - Wednesday, May 20, 2020