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News Release:  CRTPO Subcommittee Meeting

A subcommittee of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) policy board will meet on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 204 of Cornelius Town Hall, located at 21445 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius. The purpose of the subcommittee is to make recommendations to the full policy board on how to implement the recently-completed CRTPO Staffing and Resources Study. A Staffing and Resource Study presentation is available here.

CRTPO is currently holding TWO public comment periods

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2023 – 2032 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development in NCDOT Prioritization 6.0

CRTPO is in the process of developing future transportation projects for Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties in the development of the 2023-2032 Transportation Improvement Program in a process known as Prioritization 6.0. 

The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is updated every two years and identifies the construction funding and schedule for state transportation projects over a 10-year period. The TIP is the local counterpart to the STIP. This development phase of the TIP is one of the most important opportunities for public involvement in identifying future transportation projects to be included in Prioritization 6.0 as CRTPO is selecting projects for consideration.

A public comment period will be held from September 19, 2019 until October 19, 2019 on the projects of all transportation modes that were proposed for submission for NCDOT Prioritization 6.0.

The proposed highway, bicycle and pedestrian, transit, rail, and aviation projects and maps are posted on the CRTPO website, www.crtpo.org, under the Transportation Improvement Program tab. This public comment period will close on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Comments should be directed to Judy Dellert-O’Keef using the following methods:



Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202


Residents may also comment on the proposed project lists in person during the CRTPO Board meetings on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Both meetings will be in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center beginning at 6 p.m. Those who wish to speak must sign up at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The CRTPO Board will approve the submission of projects for all modes to NCDOT for scoring in Prioritization 6.0 during the Wednesday, November 20, 2019 meeting.

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Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Amendments

Three public meetings were held for residents to review and comment on amendments to the CTP. Meetings were held in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties. 

The CTP is the long-range plan identifying future needs to the transportation network, from roadways and transit to bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. It provides the foundation for what will become the transportation priorities over the next 50+ years.

The CTP is amended periodically to incorporate updates to local and county transportation plans, completed transportation projects, and evolving assessments of the transportation network. CRTPO is presenting the current series of proposed amendments from its member jurisdictions for roadway and bicycle projects.

CTP information and maps can be viewed on the website at http://crtpo.org/plans-programs/comprehensive-transportation-plan. Interactive mapping will allow interested parties to see a description of the proposed amendments. Residents unable to attend a public meeting but wanting to provide comments can also email Judy Dellert-O’Keef at jdellert-okeef@charlottenc.gov or call 704-336-2205 through Saturday, October 19, 2019


Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan
The Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan team is holding public open house meetings along the project corridor. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 - 8 p.m. 
Metrolina Transportation Management Center

2327 Tipton Drive
Charlotte, NC 28206

In addition to Charlotte, meetings will be held in Atlanta, GA (Oct. 22) and Greenville, SC (Oct. 23). Additional information can be found here: http://www.dot.ga.gov/IS/Rail/AtlantatoCharlotte


For information about NCDOT public meetings, visit the NCDOT public meetings web page.

N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. Turnpike Authority hosted an I-485 Express Lanes open house on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to give people an opportunity to meet the project team before construction begins this summer.

The project will add an express lane in the median in each direction on I-485 between I-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) to improve traffic flow in this critical transportation corridor. One general purpose lane will also be added to I-485 in each direction between Rea Road and Providence Road. None of the existing lanes will be tolled.  
To further improve traffic flow in the corridor, three other projects will also be built in conjunction with the I-485 Express Lanes. These include:
  • Widening Ballantyne Commons Parkway Bridge in Charlotte; 
  • Building a new interchange at Weddington Road in Matthews; and 
  • Improving the John Street interchange in Matthews. 
For more information about the project, view the Summer 2019 I-485 Express Lane handout
Construction is anticipated to begin this summer, with the project expected to open to traffic in 2022. 

The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. Stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend. Community workshop dates, times, and locations are available on the project website -  https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/public-transit/statewide-strategic-plan/Pages/default.aspx

Next CRTPO Meeting - Wednesday October 16, 2019