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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: 

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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. 

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Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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


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 2016-2025 TIP is available by clicking here.

Approval FY 2016-2025 TIP

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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 2016-2017 UPWP is available by clicking here.

The 2017-2018 UPWP is available by clicking here.

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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 Sheet, CTP Highway Map, CTP 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 included 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.

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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 prioritiesDRAFT Bicycle priorities

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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.

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Projects and Programs

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

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Transportation Priorities

The MPO has adopted the 2015-2016 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.

Variance from the MPO's adopted prioritization process is explained here.

The MPO's Regional Impact point assignment is available here.

The MPO's Division Needs point assignment is available here.

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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.

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MPO Organizational Chart

Greenville Urban Area MPO Organizational Chart

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Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MTP 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 adopted 2014-2040 MTP is available by clicking here.

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TCC and TAC Agendas




Request for Proposals

There are no current proposal opportunities.

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