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 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 Ryan Purtle at 252.329.4476 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Comment Requests
Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization;
Request for Public Comment
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. Ryan Purtle, Transportation Planner at Rpurtle@Greenvillenc.gov.
The Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is required by federal law through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), signed into law on July 6, 2012, and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law on December 4, 2015 to adopt the following five safety performance measures:
- Number of fatalities
- Rate of fatalities
- Number of serious injuries
- Rate of serious injuries
- Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries
- MPOs are required to establish performance targets for each of these measures by either:
- A.)Agreeing to plan and program projects so that they contribute toward the accomplishment of the State DOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) target; or
- B.)Committing to a quantifiable HSIP target for the metropolitan planning area
NCDOT's 2018 Safety Targets are as follows:
- For the 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP), the goal is to reduce total fatalities by 5.59 percent each year from 1,362.8 (2013-2017 average) to 1,214.7 (2015-2019 average) by December 31, 2019.
- For the 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the fatality rate by 5.02 percent each year from 1.216 (2013-2017 average) to 1.097 (2015-2019 average) by December 31, 2019.
- For the 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP), the goal is to reduce total serious injuries by 6.77 percent each year from 2,865.2 (2013-2017 average) to 2,490.6 (2015-2019 average) by December 31, 2019.
- For the 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the serious injury rate by 6.12 percent each year from 2.528 (2013-2017 average) to 2.228 (2015-2019 average) by December 31, 2019.
- For the 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the total non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries by 6.02 percent each year from 457.0 (2013-2017 average) to 403.7 (2015-2019 average) by December 31, 2019.
The Greenville Urban Area MPO Governing boards will meet on December 12, 2018 to discuss and take action.
Public Comments will be accepted beginning November 12, 2018 and ending on December 12, 2018 at 1:30pm. In addition to an open public comment period, citizens can also provide input at the Joint Governing Committee Meeting during the public comment period which is scheduled for December 12, 2018 . This meeting will be located in Conference Room 337 in the City of Greenville City Hall at 1:30pm. Any comments received will be reviewed by the Governing Committees at their December 12, 2018 scheduled meeting. Location of the above specified meetings is ADA accessible and special accommodations can be made for any citizen wishing to provide comments at 252-329-4476.
Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization;
Survey to Provide Feedback on Transportation in the Greenville Urban Area!
The Greenville Urban Area MPO currently is soliciting public comment and feedback on transportation in the Greenville Urban Area. An ongoing survey to collect public comments is currently open and with results critical for the MPO as we update our long range transportation plan, the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan will be used by Local, State and Federal agencies in order to design, develop and implement a safe and equitable multi-modal transportation network in the Greenville Urban Area. This survey can be accessed at the below link.
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.
Development of the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Greenville MPO is currently updating their long range transportation plan. In coordination with Kimley-Horn the MPO is developing the transportation improvement strategies, policies and projects that will be implemented in the region through the horizon year of 2045. During this process Public participation is critical and staff of the MPO welcomes general and/or specific facility comments at any time. The MPO wishes to develop a plan that addresses 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 link to provide comments on transportation in Greenville and to provide valuable input during the the development process of the 2045 MTP can be found here.
For information on how the public can provide comments and input during the development process, please see the project's Public Involvement Plan here.
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.
The Public Involvement Plan is available by clicking here.
The MPO's Title VI plan is available by clicking here.
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, and 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.
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.
For historical purposes the 2017-2018 UPWP is available by clicking here.
The 2018-2019 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. 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.
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.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
The 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is available here. This plan is available for reference and historical purposes only as it has been replaced by the Active Transportation Master Plan contained above.
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.
Below is a list of projects currently under construction or planned for construction within the MPO.
Greenville: Southwest Bypass Project (NCDOT STIP Number U-2250)
Greenville: Tenth Street Connector Project (NCDOT STIP Number U-3315)
Winterville: Boyd Street Improvements (NCDOT STIP Number U-5919)
Winterville: Laurie Ellis Road Extension (NCDOT STIP Number U-5921)
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)
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, P5.0, is under way and will run until the 2020-2029 STIP in adopted by the State.
The Greenville Urban Area MPO’s adopted list of candidate Transportation Improvements Projects can be viewed by clicking here.
A map of the candidate Highway Projects can be viewed by clicking here.
A map of the candidate Bicycle and Pedestrian 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 5.0 can bee seen by clicking here.
On April 3, 2018 NCDOT released the Prioritization 5.0 Quantitative Scoring for all projects submitted in P5.0. Scores for the Greenville Urban Area MPO's Statewide, Regional and Division level projects can be viewed here (listed in order of submission).
Pursuant to the local methodology above, adopted by the Greenville Urban Area MPO's Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) on February 27, 2018, the Greenville Urban Area MPO assigned Regional Impact Local Input Points to eligible Prioritization 5.0 Projects on April 18, 2018, as shown here.
Pursuant to the local methodology above, adopted by the Greenville Urban Area MPO's Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) on February 27, 2018, the Greenville Urban Area MPO has assigned Division Needs Local Input Points to eligible Prioritization 5.0 Projects on October 10, 2018, as shown here.
|Public comment period||July 31-Aug. 31, 2017|
|Projects submitted for evaluation||July 5-Sept. 29, 2017|
|Draft statewide-level project list released||April 3, 2018|
|Public comment period||April 2018- July 2018|
|Draft regional-level project list released||End of August 2018|
|Public comment period||September 2018 -October 2018|
|Draft 2020-2029 Statewide
|Draft STIP public comment period||Spring 2019|
|2020-2029 STIP approved||June-July 2019|
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Additional Studies and Plans
Historical 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 as it was replaced by the Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
You can read about the Traffic Separation Study and Rail Improvements Study by clicking here. This plan is available for reference and historical purposes as the improvements recommended within this study have been completed.
For reference and historical purposes the 2016-2025 MTIP is available by clicking here.The 2016-2025 MTIP was replaced by the 2018-2027 MTIP as shown above.
Special Studies and Plans
MPO Organizational Chart
TCC and TAC Agendas
None at this time.