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.
PUBLIC HEARING: Potential Amendment 2040 LRTP
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing regarding a potential amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. This public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 4:00 pm, at the Water Street Center, 407 E Water Street, Charlottesville Virginia, 22902.
This potential amendment focuses on an adaptive signal project in the City of Charlottesville. This project would extend the adaptive signal project being implemented in Albemarle County on US 29. The County's signalization project is part of the US 29 Solutions Process and ends just inside the City's boundary at Morton Drive and Emmet Street. This new project, under consideration with this amendment, would extend this adaptive signal technology along US 29 in the City to Emmet Street and Ivy Road.
Click here to review amendment to the fiscally-constrained project list. New information is in red.
Note: this project will not require federal funding and is being considered for inclusion in the 2040 LRTP because it is a regional priority.
2040 LRTP and MPO's TIP Amendments
On July 23rd the MPO Policy Board approved amendments to both the 2040 Long Range transportation Plan and the MPO's Transportation Improvement Program. To review these amendments please see the links below.
MPO Resolution of Endorsement for the Route 29 Solution Process Project Package
At the May 28th 2014 MPO Policy Board meeting, the Board voted to approve a resolution of endorsement supporting the Route 29 Solutions project package. This project package includes eight specific projects listed in the resolution and two non-specific recommendations also listed in the resolution. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is anticipated to vote on the Route 29 Solutions project package at its June 18th meeting. If the CTB votes to include the project package into the FY15 to FY20 Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP), the MPO will begin the process of amending its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan and it FY15 to FY18 Transportation Improvement Program. This amendment process is planned for July 2014.
Click here to review signed Resolution of Endorsement.
FINAL FY15 Unified Planning and Work Program
The MPO Policy Board approved the FY15 Unified Planning and Work Program at its May 28th 2014 Board meeting. The UPWP outlines the tasks that the MPO expects to complete over the next fiscal year, including MPO Administration, MPO Long Range Planning and MPO Short Range Planning. For more information about the UPWP please contact MPO Program Manager, Sarah Rhodes, at email@example.com.
Route 29 Solutions Project Package Letter of Support
The MPO Policy Board Chair, Kristin Szakos, has written a letter of support for the Route 29 Solutions project package presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board at the Board’s workshop held May 13th 2014 in Charlottesville Virginia. Information regarding the package of improvements presented at the workshop can be found at the Route 29 Solutions website, under the May 8th meeting materials. This letter was distributed to members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board at the workshop and has been mailed to the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Lanye. Please contact Sarah Rhodes, MPO Program Manager, if you have any questions or comments (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FFY13 Annual Listing of Obligations
On March 6th 2014, the MPO Policy Board approved the FFY13 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. Document is available here.
Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO’s Title VI Plan
Click here to review the MPO’s Title VI Plan.