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About Us
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte Urbanized Area. Federal legislation requires Urbanized Areas with populations larger than 50,000 to have an MPO, whose primary function is to carry out the transportation planning process among the member jurisdictions within its established planning area boundary. Due to the growth of the Charlotte Urbanized Area, and the subsequent expansion of the MPO planning area boundary, the CRTPO was established in place of the former Mecklenburg-Union MPO.

More information about the membership, governance and structure of the CRTPO, as well as the establishment of the Urbanized Area, can be found by exploring the other webpages in the About Us section of this website.
Beyond 77
How do we go beyond I-77?

As the main artery running through Charlotte, the 68-mile stretch of interstate between Statesville, NC and Rock Hill, SC serves a large community. The I-77 corridor is greater than just the interstate itself. It is a network of connections that allow us to mobilize our lives every day. That’s why we’ll ask you to think beyond when participating in our planning process over the next two years.

Our goal? Compose a plan and solutions that provide you with the transportation options you need. You’ll help determine whether we connect main thoroughfares bordering the highway, add stops to bus routes, focus on LYNX light rail, or build more bike and pedestrian lanes.

So, tell us, how should we move forward?

2050 MTP

The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan, or MTP, is a plan that documents the region’s vision for the future and establishes goals, objectives, and transportation priorities over the next 20+ years to help achieve that vision. This plan considers all surface transportation modes (driving, bicycling, walking, riding transit, freight movement) while also thinking about impacts to the environment, the economy, public health, and overall quality of life. It also identifies ways to fund needed projects, prioritizes how funding is spent, and establishes metrics to measure if we are moving in the right direction.

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, or CRTPO, is currently updating the MTP for the Charlotte Region, which covers all of Iredell and Mecklenburg counties and a portion of Union County. The 2050 MTP was adopted in March 2022.

Connect Beyond

CONNECT Beyond will define a bold regional transit vision and plan that provides real mobility solutions and opportunities for residents and visitors across two states and 12 counties. Reliable transportation options provide access to jobs, education, medical facilities and services, and serve as the foundation to our region’s continued economic competitiveness and quality of life.

FY 2021 Annual Report
FY 2021 Annual Report

The CRTPO is pleased to present its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021. This past year, the CRTPO has faced significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these difficulties,… Read More »FY 2021 Annual Report

SS4A Grant Program
SS4A Grant Program

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds… Read More »SS4A Grant Program

2024-2033 STIP
2024-2033 TIP Development Process

The 2024-2033 STIP is being developed using existing projects from the currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP. The development process followed a three step process.

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Three Counties

The CRTPO is a cross jurisdictional planning organization that works within three counties in the Charlotte Metropolitan Region (Union, Mecklenburg, and Iredell County).

Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public and streamed live on Facebook.

Funding

The CRTPO coordinates with its twenty four member jurisdictions, NCDOT, FHWA, and the public to fund transportation studies, projects, and plans throughout the region.

News & Announcements

  • SS4A Grant Program
    Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next 5 years. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up to $1 billion is available. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives… Read More »SS4A Grant Program
  • CRTPO and GCLMPO Host a Joint MPO Roundtable
    For Immediate Release April 27, 2022 Continuing Conversation through Collaboration The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) and the Gaston Cleveland Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) are holding a Joint MPO Roundtable on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Joint MPO Roundtable, themed Continuing Conversation through Collaboration, will be held at the Charlotte… Read More »CRTPO and GCLMPO Host a Joint MPO Roundtable
  • CRTPO Cancels April 27 Meeting
    For Immediate Release April 22, 2022 CHARLOTTE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION CANCELS APRIL 27 MEETING The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has cancelled the April 27, 2022 CRTPO Board meeting. The next Board meeting will be held on May 18, 2022. CRTPO is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Charlotte urbanized… Read More »CRTPO Cancels April 27 Meeting