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CRTPO
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.
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.

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.

CRTPO
CRTPO
FY22 Annual Report
FY22 Annual Report
NCDOT
2024-2033 STIP
Beyond 77
Beyond 77
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2050 MTP
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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

  • FY 2022 Annual Report
    The CRTPO is pleased to present its Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report. The CRTPO Annual Report serves as an important communication tool between the organization, its partners, stakeholders, and residents by highlighting the importance of strong partnerships and celebrating the region’s significant transportation infrastructure advancements. The CRTPO is proud of its many accomplishments achieved during… Read More »FY 2022 Annual Report
  • Public Comments and Drop-In session on Draft State Transportation Improvement Program
    NCDOT Divisions throughout the State will be holding weeklong drop-in sessions for the public to comment on the revised Draft 2024-2033 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or any other North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) related matters they want to discuss with NCDOT staff. NCDOT Division 12 has scheduled the week of September 12 to… Read More »Public Comments and Drop-In session on Draft State Transportation Improvement Program
  • Local Aid Training
    FHWA is offering training to municipalities to assist in implementing Federal grants/projects through their online training library.  The Center for Local Aid Support has developed a series of online training modules for transportation professionals. The online training courses are for professional development and to provide solutions for transportation related issues. Professional credits are available on… Read More »Local Aid Training