Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials. The MPO considers long-range regional projects and combines public input, technical data, and agency collaboration to develop forward-thinking solutions. Organized for the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized area of Albemarle County immediately surrounding the City, it is responsible for carrying out continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning and programming process*. The MPO coordinates the transportation planning activities of the various transportation-related agencies that have both a direct and indirect impact on the Long Range Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.
The DRAFT FY14 Unified Planning and Work Program (UPWP) is now available for review
The UPWP outlines the MPO’s scope of work and financial breakdown for the next fiscal year. This document will be considered for approval at the May 22nd MPO Policy Board meeting. A public hearing will be held at this meeting for comment specific to this document. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the Draft FY14 UPWP.
MPO Boundary Change Proposal Approved
The Secretary of Transportation has approved the proposed additions to the MPO boundary. The MPO Policy Board approved these proposed changes in January 2013. These additions were proposed in order to update the MPO planning area for a more regional focus based on updated information from the 2010 census data. With the approval from the Secretary of Transportation, the proposed boundary is now official. Click here to see a map of the new MPO boundary. If you have comments or questions please contact Sarah Rhodes at email@example.com.
LRTP: Transportation Deficiency Mapping
As part of its Long Range Transportation Planning process the MPO has developed a series of maps based on regional deficiencies for various modes. The maps can be viewed here. These maps were presented to the MPO Policy Board at its January 23rd 2013 meeting. If you have any comments or questions regarding these maps please contact Sarah Rhodes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 979-7310 ext. 360.
FFY12 Annual Listing of Obligations
On January 23rd 2013, the MPO Policy Board approved the FFY12 Annual Listing of Funding Obligations. The Annual Listing is a required document that outlines what transportation projects within the MPO received federal funding obligations in the previous Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). This document is intended to increase the transparency of government spending on transportation projects within the MPO.
Public Participation Plan Approved
On January 23rd 2012, the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Policy Board voted unanimously to approve a revised version of the 2009 Public Participation Plan. The Final 2013 Public Participation Plan is available here. If you have any comments or questions regarding the plan please contact Sarah Rhodes, at email@example.com or (434) 979-7310 ext. 360.
Final Title VI/Environmental Justice Plan
On September 26th the MPO Policy Board approved the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO's Title VI/Environmental Justice Plan. This plan outlines how the MPO will reach out to specialized populations throughout our planning process. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sarah Rhodes by phone at (434) 979-7310 ext. 360 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY13 Unified Planning Work Program
Future Transportation Needs
At the January 25th 2012 MPO Policy Board meeting, Steve Williams, executive director of the TJPDC, gave a presentation that discussed the findings from the first, future-year model runs of the MPO’s 2010 Transportation Demand Model. This presentation illustrates how traffic will look in 2040. The MPO is broken down into subareas for easier review. These areas are Downtown/UVA, Pantops and East, Southern area, US 29 Corridor, and Crozet/Ivy. This presentation also illustrates a future year analysis of the transit, cycling and pedestrian networks. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sarah Rhodes by phone at (434) 979-7310 ext. 360 or by email at email@example.com. Click here for presentation.
FHA Approves Transportation Improvement Program
The Federal Highway Administration has officially approved the FY12 to FY15 Transportation Improvement Program. FHWA determined that both the TIP and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program were in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Code. This this document was approved on September 30th 2011. Click here to review.
The FY12 to FY15 Transportation Improvement Program has been approved
The FY12 to FY15 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) has been amended to be in full compliance with FY12 funding estimates. The Charlottesville-Albemarle TIP is used to schedule spending of federal transportation funds within the metropolitan region, in coordination with significant state and local funds, for the federal fiscal years 2012 through 2015. The TIP is a prioritized listing/program of transportation projects that is developed and formally adopted by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as part of the metropolitan transportation planning process.
Please click here to go to the TIP home page.