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.

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 Public Comment Request

Draft FY 2025 Unified Planning Work Program

The Greenville Urban Area MPO is currently soliciting public comment on the proposed FY 2025 Unified Planning Work Program. Please contact us to provide any comments regarding the draft FY 2025 UPWP by February 28, 2024. Comments may be mailed to The Greenville Urban Area MPO, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC 27834; faxed to (252) 329-4535; or e-mail to JRashko@greenvillenc.gov.

Click here to see the Greenville Urban Area MPO's Draft FY 2025 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

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.

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 local portion of the STIP. 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 here. The 2020-2029 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) with the latest adopted amendments is available by clicking here.

The Board of Transportation approved the 2024-2033 STIP in June of 2023, with GUAMPO to adopt the MTIP. Additionally, the Greenville Urban Area MPO adopted the 2024-2033 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), and its amendments, in September, 2023. This STIP and MTIP are more constrained than previous STIP’s and MTIP’s in the past. The 2024-2033 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (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 Greenville Urban Area MPO's FY 2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Greenville Urban Area MPO is currently soliciting public comment on the proposed FY 2025 Unified Planning Work Program. Please contact us to provide any comments regarding the draft FY 2025 UPWP by February 28, 2024. Comments may be mailed to The Greenville Urban Area MPO, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC 27834; faxed to (252) 329-4535; or e-mail to JRashko@greenvillenc.gov.

Click here to see the Greenville Urban Area MPO's Draft FY 2025 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. These projects within the CTP do not 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 as well as coordinating projects and plans based on the wants of the MPO Planning Area and serves 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. In addition to listing potential projects, the plan provides information about land reservations for future transportation corridors. It 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. As seen below, the current CTP Highway Map has been approved and adopted by the MPO and the State Board of Transportation in September 2017.

Below is the Highway Map of the CTP that 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

Currently, the Transportation Planning Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation is updating the Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the County, including Greenville. They are working in cooperation with Pitt County, Greenville Urban Area Planning Organization, and the Mid-East Rural Planning Organization. A Steering Committee was formed in September 2020, and monthly meetings are held to provide updates and input on the plan.

In the spring of 2021, a public input survey was conducted and had just under 1,800 participants. Public workshops were held on November 14, 2022, at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation (4561 County Home Road, Greenville) and November 17, 2022, at the North Pitt High School Cafeteria (5659 NC 11 North, Bethel) to give the public an opportunity to provide input and comments on the draft document. Additionally, a virtual information session was recorded, and comments could be submitted online for those unable to attend either session. The virtual information session is still available to be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u6eT9g0SP4.

NCDOT staff is currently incorporating the comments received during public outreach into the draft plan, and the Steering Committee is currently scheduled to hold a meeting in August to review the draft. Once the Steering Committee endorses the plan, Staff will begin the adoption process and hopes to have final adoptions completed by the end of 2023.

Maps, survey results, and additional information about the Draft 2023 CTP can be found on the project website by clicking here. 

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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 2023 Transit Authorizations can be found by clicking hereDescriptions for these projects can be found on NCDOT's State Transportation Improvement website by clicking here.

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Projects

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) 

Greenville Urban Area MPO’s Transportation priorities are transportation needs in the form of projects. Citizens, elected officials, MPO staff, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), identify these projects. Priorities are 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. This program operates on an overlapping 2-to-3 year cycle, with the aim of awarding projects potential Federal funding.

The Prioritization cycle ranks projects across the state based on several criteria such as safety, congestion, cost-benefit and more. The Projects are then scored based on these criteria, and compete with similar projects on either the division, regional, or statewide level. Projects that score the highest are funded and 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, P7.0, is under way and will run until the 2026-2035 STIP is adopted by the State.

Before the P6.0 cycle was halted by NCDOT, the Greenville Urban Area MPO’s adopted of list of candidates for the Transportation Improvements Projects, they can be viewed by clicking here. The P7.0 candidate list will be released in October of 2023.

 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 purpose of this methodology is to assign local input points, which are allotted to MPOs and RPOs during regional and division scoring. Statewide scoring is strictly determined on quantitative data driven scoring done by the NCDOT. The Greenville Urban Area MPO's local methodology for previous cycle, Prioritization 6.0, can be seen by clicking here. The Greenville Urban Area MPO's Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will need to adopt a methodology for Prioritization 7.0 by May 1st 2024.

 By June 2024, NCDOT will release the Prioritization 7.0 Quantitative Scoring for all Regional Impact category projects submitted in P7.0. During the period of June to August of 2024, all MPOs and RPOs submit their local input points on the Regional level.

 Furthermore, NCDOT will release the Prioritization 7.0 Quantitative Scoring for all Division Needs category projects in October 2024. During the period of October to December of 2024, MPOs and RPOs will submit their local input points on the Division level.

 The Regional Impact and Division Needs category projects will be scored in accordance with agreed local methodology for the assignment of local input points.

 Potentially, in March 2025, NCDOT will release the draft 2026-2035 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which was developed utilizing projects submitted and evaluated in the Prioritization 7.0 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)." Final STIP must be approved by the NCDOT’s Board of Transportation by September 2025.

Prioritization Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Public comment period July - October 2023 
Projects submitted for evaluation  July 10 - October 27, 2023
Draft statewide-level project list released End of May 2024
Regional Level public comment period June - August 2024 
Draft regional-level project list released End of September 2024
Division Level public comment period October - December 2024 
Draft 2026-2035 Statewide
Transportation Improvement
Program released
Potentially: March 2025

Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Previous Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWP)

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 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

TCC

TAC

November 29, 2023
 September 13, 2023
 June 28, 2023
 February 15, 2023
 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

 

 

 

 November 29, 2023
  September 13, 2023
 July 12, 2023
 March 8, 2023
 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: 
http://www.greenvillenc.gov/government/financial-services/current-bid-opportunities

 

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