Skip to content
Newsletter
CRTPO
About Us
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte Urban Area. Federal legislation requires Urban 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 Urban 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 Urban Area, can be found by exploring the other webpages in the About Us section of this website.
Beyond 77
What does it mean to go Beyond 77?

As the primary north-south corridor through Charlotte, the 68-mile stretch of interstate between Statesville, NC and Rock Hill, SC is essential to our community. I-77 is greater than the interstate itself. It is a network of connections that are important to moving through our region. This study identifies strategies and solutions to improve mobility for all users.

Beyond 77 is a plan created with resident input and support to address the transportation needs in our planning area. Click the link below to review the final strategies and solutions outlined in detail.

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.

Newsletter

CRTPO Newsletter, Volume 11, Issue 4, 2023

Mission-Vision
CRTPO
CRTPO
FY23 Annual Report
FY23 Annual Report
Beyond 77
Beyond 77
2050 MTP
2050 MTP
Connect Beyond
Connect Beyond
Newsletter
Newsletter
Mission-Vision
Mission-Vision
previous arrow
next arrow

Welcome to the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO)

We are a regional transportation planning organization serving communities in Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties. Please explore our website for more information on our current plans and projects, upcoming meetings, and long-range planning efforts.

CRTPO Planning Area

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.

Follow us!