City of Greenville, NC

 

Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 

 

 

     Public Comment Opportunity

The Greenville MPO invites you to provide comment and feedback on the MPO's Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  The MTP is a 26-year plan for transportation improvements within the MPO's planning area.  It is updated every 5 years. 

Clike here to view the draft plan. 

Written comments will be accepted for 45 calendar days beginning May 5, 2014. 

Comments may be mailed to: The Greenville Urban Area MPO, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC 27834; faxed to (252) 329-4535; or e-mailed to Mr. Daryl Vreeland, Transportation Planner at dvreeland@greenvillenc.gov.

You will have an opportunity provide comments in person at the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) meeting on July. 15, 2014 (1:30pm) and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on August. 5, 2014 (1:30pm). Both meetings are held in Room 337 of Greenville City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St.  Any comments received will be reviewed by the TCC/TAC committees.

 

About the Greenville Urban Area MPO


The Greenville Urban Area MPO is the regional transportation planning organization that is made up of elected officials and representatives from various local government agencies located within the Greenville urban area as well as representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The MPO provides the regional cooperative planning process that serves as the basis for the expenditure of Federal transportation funds in the area for streets, highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian paths. Every urban area of at least 50,000 people, designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, is required to have a similar organization. There are 17 MPOs in the state of North Carolina. The members of the Greenville Urban Area MPO include the City of Greenville, the Towns of Winterville and Ayden, the Village of Simpson, and surrounding areas of Pitt County.  A map of the MPO boundary is available by clicking here.

The MPO is responsible for carrying out an annual planning work program, part of which must address updating the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (a seven-year project programming schedule) and a long-range transportation plan, which is a twenty-year forecast of projects and programs. The Engineering Division of the City of Greenville's Department of Public Works is the lead planning agency for the Greenville Urban Area MPO. The MPO works directly with NCDOT to prioritize road projects that enhance traffic flow within the Greenville Urban Area MPO boundary. For further information or to provide comments on any of the items presented on this web page available for public comment, contact Daryl Vreeland, AICP at 252-329-4476 or   e-mail: dvreeland@greenvillenc.gov 


Public Involvement Plan (PIP)


The Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GUAMPO) presents its Public Involvement Plan (PIP).  The purpose of the Plan is to provide guidelines for establishing and maintaining optimum public involvement in the transportation planning process.  The Plan incorporates current public involvement objectives, policies, and techniques.  It is critical for the MPO as part of its public involvement process to provide complete information, timely public notice, and support continuing involvement of the public in the development of plans and programs.   

The Public Involvement Plan is available by clicking here. 

The MPO's policy on administrative modifications to planning documents can be found here.

Title VI plan - the MPO's Title VI plan is available by clicking here. 


Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 

This section is reserved for providing information regarding the next draft TIP.

The 2013-2023 Draft TIP is available by clicking here.  (link will be active when the Draft TIP is available)

 


Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


The TIP contains all transportation projects programmed for the upcoming seven-year period, including all regionally significant transportation projects regardless of funding source (such as transit, highway, rail, walkways, bicycle, enhancement projects, and etc.) within the Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary. It is revised bi-annually to incorporate those projects in the LRTP having an ability to be funded within the seven-year period. Projects are grouped by roadway functional classification and indicate the year, fund source, and funding levels for each project phase within the seven year time frame covered by the MTIP.

The 2012-2018 TIP is available by clicking here.


Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)


The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies in a single document the annual transportation planning activities that are to be undertaken in the Greenville Urbanized Area in support of the goals, objectives and actions established in the Long-Range Transportation Plan. In short, it is an outline of the transportation planning activities that will be conducted by the GUAMPO and its professional staff over the course of one year. The UPWP is developed annually by the GUAMPO with its planning partners to reflect the region's short-range transportation planning needs.
Serving as the basis for all funding assistance for transportation planning and programming for state, local and regional agencies, the UPWP undertakes various transportation planning and engineering related studies for the GUAMPO and its member agencies. Strategic studies of transportation concerns give an accurate picture of the Greenville Urbanized Area's condition, and provide information to find solutions to transportation issues. The work performed under this annual work program is primarily accomplished by a combination of professional, technical and administrative staff of the Greenville Urbanized Area, with the assistance and cooperative support of participating GUAMPO member agencies.

The 2014-2015 UPWP is available by clicking here


Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)


In 2001, revisions were made to North Carolina General Statute 136-66.2 that was intended to expand current transportation planning in North Carolina to include consideration of non-roadway alternatives.  The statute now calls for the development of a Coordinated Transportation Plan (CTP). The CTP is a long-term “wish-list” of recommended transportation improvements intended for an entire MPO planning area. It doesn’t have a specific timeline, cost, or funding source. The plan is expected to be a living document that provides for inter-jurisdictional cooperation and planning to replace the previously used thoroughfare plans.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is to update the official Thoroughfare Plan that is used by local, regional, state and federal decision-makers. The plan provides for land reservation for future transportation corridors and helps guide decisions on setbacks and transportation improvements as development occurs today and into the future.

In the development of the CTP, consideration shall be given to all transportation modes including: street systems; transit alternatives; and bicycle, pedestrian, and operating strategies.

Currently, only the Highway Map of the CTP has been developed.  Other elements of the CTP will be developed at a future time.

Click the following for the most recent version of:  CTP Cover SheetCTP Highway MapCTP Highway Map inset 

Historical CTP documentation

The MPO first adopted the CTP Highway Map on May 28, 2009 (resolution of adoption available here).

On July 9, 2009, the NC Board of Transportation approved a revised CTP Highway Map for the GUAMPO, which was modified to inlcuded the State's Long Range Strategic Corridor Plan.  (Click here for meeting minutes).   The adoption page for the CTP is available here.

On August 11, 2009, the MPO adopted a revised CTP Highway Map (resolution of modification available here) to be in compliance with NCDOT's adopted version.

The Highway Map of the CTP is available by clicking here. 

The changes between the Thoroughfare Plan and the "Draft" Highway Map are available by clicking here.

A list of roadway sections that are classified as "needs improvement" in the Highway Map of the CTP is available by clicking here. 

A presentation given by NCDOT to the MPO's TCC and TAC in July 2008 concerning the CTP is available by clicking here.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is available here.

The DRAFT priorities list from the DRAFT Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Greenville Urban Area MPO is available here:

Greenville:   DRAFT Pedestrian priorities       DRAFT Bicycle priorities 


Annual Obligations Listing of Federally-Funded Projects

A list of projects for which Federal funds have been obligated can be found by clicking here.  Descriptions for these projects can be found on NCDOT's State Transportation Improvement website by clicking here.


Projects and Programs

Click this link to view NCDOT's official website concerning the Southwest Bypass Project


Transportation Priorities

The MPO has adopted the 2014-2015 list of candidate Transportation Improvement Projects. This document can be viewed by clicking here

Candidate projects will be assigned a score in accordance with the MPO's adopted prioritization process and criteria.

The MPO's adopted point assignment and associated documentation is available here.


Studies and Plans

You can view the Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan by clicking here.  This plan is available for reference and historical purposes only.  It is replaced by the CTP.

You can read about the Traffic Separation Study and Rail Improvements Study by clicking here.


MPO Organizational Chart

Greenville Urban Area MPO Organizational Chart

2035 LRTP UPDATE

The Greenville Urban Area MPO has prepared the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  The LRTP is a federally-mandated, long-term planning document detailing the transportation improvements and policies to be implemented in the MPO's planning area. This document is updated every 5 years.

The 2009-2035 LRTP is available by clicking here. 


TCC and TAC Agendas

 

 

TCC

TAC

November 4, 2008

December 2, 2008

January 14, 2009

March 17, 2009 , March 23, 2009

May 12, 2009

May 28, 2009

July 14, 2009

August 11, 2009

January 19, 2010 

March 16, 2010 

September 2, 2010  September 22, 2010 , October 13, 2010 
January 20, 2011 , March 4, 2010  March 17, 2011 
July 19, 2011 

August 9, 2011October 7, 2011 

 October 12, 2011 November 18, 2011 
February 23, 2012  March 28, 2012 
June 21, 2012  July 24, 2012 
February 14, 2013  April 15, 2013 
June 27, 2013  June 27, 2013 
October 22, 2013  November 6, 2013 
January 14, 2014  February 7, 2014 
April 8, 2014       Draft MTP  April 22, 2014 
June 11, 2014  June 25, 2014 
July 15, 2014  August 5, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

                


Last Modified: 7/15/2014
 
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