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Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

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The Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is a regional transportation planning organization that is made up of elected officials and representatives from various Federal, State and local government agencies within the Greenville urban area.

The MPO provides the regional cooperative planning 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 19 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 City of Greenville's Engineering Department 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 Eliud De Jesus at 252.329.4467 or by e-mail at EDeJesus@greenvillenc.gov.


 Public Comment Request

 10th Street Pedestrian Crossing Feasibility Study (Between Dickinson Avenue and Evans Street)

The City hosted a public meeting to share the 10th Street Pedestrian Crossing Feasibility Study with citizens, residents, and students that may benefit from or have input on this planned project. Please visit the webpage below to see all the handouts provided at the public meeting and the most up-to-date information/renderings available. In addition, the public can submit comments until October 25, 2022, by filling out the comment option.

 For more information about this project and to provide feedback, please visit: 10thStreetPedStudy.greenvillenc.gov

2045 Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update

The 2045 Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a long-range transportation plan that is a collaborative effort between Pitt County, Greenville Metropolitan Planning Organization, Locals, and NCDOT. Pitt County is experiencing new growth in both population and development. Long range comprehensive plans serve as a guide for building a multimodal network in the region that addresses future needs and concerns. We need your input to help shape the future of transportation in the area!

 Survey and additional information about the CTP can be found at the links below:


No additional public comment request at this time.

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MTP is a federally mandated, long-range planning document detailing the transportation improvements and policies that address the needs of the region in order to facilitate development of a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network that supports all modes of transportation equally. The MTP has a planning horizon.

Greenville Urban Area MPO's 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

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Public Involvement Plan (PIP) & Title VI Plan

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.   

MPO's Public Involvement Plan is available by clicking here.

MPO's Title VI Plan is available by clicking here.

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Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)

The MTIP 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, etc.), within the Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary. It is revised bi-annually to incorporate those projects in the MTP 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.

On August 22, 2019, NCDOT released the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which was developed utilizing projects submitted and evaluated in the Prioritization 5.0 process. The local portion of the STIP, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), is available by clicking here.

On August 2020, NCDOT reprogrammed a large number of projects in the 2020-2029 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The reprogramming was performed due to the projected revenue losses, accompanied with significant project cost increases. NCDOT released the reprogramming of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2029 STIP which included expanding the program period to FY 2032. The STIP amendment required the Greenville Urban Area MPO to adopt a series of amendments to our 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Greenville Urban Area MPO’s reprogrammed MTIP was approved on December 9, 2020 and is available by clicking here. The report and illustrative summary of the MTIP changes can be seen by clicking hereThe MTIP with the latest adopted amendments is available by clicking here.

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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.

Click here to see the amended Greenville Urban Area MPO's FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

Click here to see the Greenville Urban Area MPO's FY 2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

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. The current CTP Highway Map, as seen below, has been approved and adopted by the MPO and is now awaiting final adoption by the State Board of Transportation.

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

CTP Highway Map; Inset A; Inset B and C, Spreadsheet of Projects

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Active Transportation Master Plan (ATP)

The Greenville Urban Area MPO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan has been updated. The Final Plan, now titled the Greenville Urban Area Active Transportation Master Plan, or ATP, can be viewed by clicking here. The plan was adopted in 2017 and then updated concurrently with the Metropolitan Transportation Plan in 2019. The ATP replaced the 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan which, for historical purposes, can be seen below.

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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. The list of the FFY 2022 Transit Authorizations can be found by clicking hereDescriptions for these projects can be found on NCDOT's State Transportation Improvement website by clicking here.

The list of the FFY 2021 Transit Authorizations can be found by clicking here.

The list from previous years can be found by clicking here.

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Below is a list of projects currently under construction or planned for construction within the MPO.

Under Construction

Projects in Development

Greenville: Dickinson Avenue Improvements (NCDOT STIP Number U-5606)

Greenville: 14th Street Widening (NCDOT STIP Number U-5917)

Greenville: Allen Road Widening (NCDOT STIP Number U-5875)

Greenville: Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening (NCDOT STIP Number U-2817)

Greenville: Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road Widening (NCDOT STIP Numbers U-5870; U-5785)

Greenville: NC 43 South Widening (NCDOT STIP Number U-5991)

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Transportation Priorities (State Prioritization) 

Transportation priorities are transportation needs projects identified by citizens, elected officials, MPO staff, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Priorities can be identified across several different modes of transportation: Aviation, Bicycle &Pedestrian, Highway, Ferry, Public Transportation and Rail. Projects identified as priorities typically are entered into the State Prioritization program every 2-to-3 years to receive potential Federal funding.

Prioritization ranks projects across the state based on several criteria such as safety, congestion, cost-benefit and more. Projects that are funded are programmed into the State Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. The STIP schedules projects for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and construction across a 10-year period. The next prioritization cycle, P6.0, is under way and will run until the 2024-2033 STIP is adopted by the State.

The Greenville Urban Area MPO’s adopted list of candidate Transportation Improvements Projects can be viewed by clicking here.

The Greenville Urban Area MPO is required to adopt a local methodology to guide the MPO's process of prioritizing projects. This methodology must contain at least one qualitative and one quantitative criteria. The Greenville Urban Area MPO's local methodology for Prioritization 6.0 can be seen by clicking here. The Greenville Urban Area MPO's Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) adopted the methodology in July 14, 2021.

By September 2021, NCDOT will release the Prioritization 6.0 Quantitative Scoring for all Regional Impact category projects submitted in P6.0. Furthermore, NCDOT will release the Prioritization 6.0 Quantitative Scoring for all Division Needs category projects in February 2022.

The Regional Impact and Division Needs category projects will be scored in accordance with agreed local methodology. Potentially, on August 2022, NCDOT will release the draft 2023-2033 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which was developed utilizing projects submitted and evaluated in the Prioritization 6.0 process. The local portion of the draft STIP, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), will be available here  and above under " Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)."

Prioritization Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Public comment period September - October, 2019
Projects submitted for evaluation October  - August 31, 2020
Draft statewide-level project list released End of August 2021
Public comment period September - November 2021
Draft regional-level project list released End of January, 2022
Public comment period February - April, 2022
Draft 2024-2033 Statewide
Transportation Improvement
Program released
Potentially: August, 2022

Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Previous Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWP)

Click here to see the Greenville Urban Area MPO's FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Additional Studies and Plans

Historical Studies and Plans

The below plans are no longer active but are referred to for historical and reference purposes.

Greenville Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan by clicking here.  

Traffic Separation Study and Rail Improvements Study by clicking here. 

2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is available here.

Historical MTIPs are available for review below:

  •  2018-2027 MTIP is available by clicking here. An illustrative summary of the MTIP can be seen by clicking here.
  • 2016-2025 MTIP is available by clicking here.
  • 2014-2040 MTP is available by clicking here. This plan was replaced by the 2045 MTP on July 10, 2019.

Feasibility Studies

Greenville Boulevard Improvements Feasibility Study

Arlington Boulevard Improvements Feasibility Study

10th Street Safety Project Feasibility Study (Coming Soon!)

Special Studies and Plans

Tar River Pedestrian Bridge Study

Southwest Bypass Corridor Study

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MPO Organizational Chart

Greenville Urban Area MPO Organizational Chart

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TCC and TAC Agendas



 December 7, 2022
 August 10, 2022
June 15, 2022
February 23, 2022

December 15, 2021

October 20, 2021

June 30, 2021

February 17, 2021

December 9, 2020 - Joint Meeting

July 30, 2020

June 10, 2020

February 26, 2020 - Joint Meeting

December 11, 2019 - Joint Meeting

September 18, 2019 - Cancelled

June 26, 2019

April 17, 2019

February 6, 2019

December 12, 2018

September 26, 2018

June 27, 2018

April 4, 2018

January 31, 2018

October 18, 2017

August 8, 2017

May 31, 2017

September 21, 2016

May 3, 2016

February 10, 2016

November 10, 2015

August 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

February 11, 2015

November 4, 2014

July 15, 2014

June 11, 2014

April 8, 2014 Draft MTP

January 14, 2014

October 22, 2013

June 27, 2013

February 14, 2013

June 21, 2012

February 23, 2012

October 12, 2011

March 4, 2010

January 20, 2011

September 2, 2010

January 19, 2010

July 14, 2009

May 12, 2009

January 14, 2009

November 4, 2008




 December 7, 2022
 August 24, 2022
 June 29, 2022
 March 16, 2022

December 15, 2021

November 10, 2021

July 14, 2021

March 9, 2021

March 3, 2021

December 9, 2020 - Joint Meeting

July 30, 2020

June 24, 2020

February 26, 2020 - Joint Meeting

December 11, 2019 - Joint Meeting

October 2, 2019 - Cancelled

July 10, 2019

May 1, 2019

February 27, 2019

December 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

July 11, 2018

April 18, 2018

February 27, 2018

November 8, 2017

August 23, 2017

June 14, 2017

October 4, 2016

May 18, 2016

February 24, 2016

August 25, 2015

May 27, 2015

March 4, 2015

February 24, 2015

November 18, 2014

August 5, 2014

June 25, 2014

April 22, 2014

February 7, 2014

November 6, 2013

June 27, 2013

April 15, 2013

July 24, 2012

March 28, 2012

November 18, 2011

October 7, 2011

August 9, 2011

March 17, 2011

October 13, 2010

September 22, 2010

March 16, 2010

August 11, 2009

May 28, 2009

March 23, 2009

March 17, 2009

December 2, 2008

Request for Proposals

None at this time.

 To obtain a complete version of current Request for Proposals, visit: 


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