The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) manages the transportation planning process required by federal law. The MPO plans for our area's surface transportation needs, including highways, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities.
Priorities of the MPO:
- Promoting the safe and efficient management, operation, and development of transportation systems
- Serving the mobility needs of people and freight
- Fostering economic growth and development
- Minimizing the negative effects of transportation, including air pollution.
New Documents Adopted
The MPO recently adopted two new documents: the 2017 Program of Projects, a list of federal grant requests to assist bus and transit providers GTA, PART, and Guilford County TAMS, and an update to the Congestion Management Process, a coordinated package of data gathering, analysis, and evaluation designed to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the transportation system.
The Greensboro metropolitan planning area includes most of Guilford County. The MPO serves the City of Greensboro, much of unincorporated Guilford County, and the towns of Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale and Summerfield. Burlington, Gibsonville, Whitsett and nearby unincorporated areas are served by the Burlington-Graham MPO; High Point, Jamestown and nearby unincorporated areas are served by the High Point Urban Area MPO.
The Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) is the lead planning agency of the MPO, while the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are member agencies. The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the MPO’s Policy Board and is made up of the following officials:
- Marikay Abuzuaiter, Council Member, Greensboro City Council (TAC Chair)
- Nancy Vaughan, Mayor, Greensboro City Council
- Yvonne Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem, Greensboro City Council
- Justin Outling, Council Member, Greensboro City Council
- Mike Fox, NC Board of Transportation
- Alan Branson, Commissioner, Board of County Commissioners
- Melvin 'Skip' Alston, Commissioner, Board of County Commissioners
- Dena Barnes, Town Representative, Summerfield Town Council
- Carla Strickland, Alternate Town Representative, Pleasant Garden Mayor
The Technical Coordinating Committee advises the TAC and is made up of staff from the following agencies: GDOT, Greensboro Transit Authority, Greensboro Planning Department, Guilford County Planning and Development Department, Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC Department of Transportation (Highway Division 7, Transportation Planning Branch and Public Transportation Division), and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).
For more information about the Greensboro MPO, use the links below, or contact GUAMPO staff.
MPO Committees, Meetings, and Administration
MPO committees include the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TCC provides general review, guidance, and coordination of the transportation planning process. The TAC is the MPO’s policy board and has a key role in making decisions about public investment in transportation services, infrastructure, and planning within the region, and in communicating those decisions to the policy boards of its member agencies. All TCC and TAC meetings are open to the public. Use the links below for information on the MPO's committees, meetings, and administration.
MPO Plans and Programs
An important part of the transportation planning process is to identify transportation needs and to explore feasible alternatives to meet those needs. Plans and programs are often conducted in partnership with the NC Department of Transportation to identify needs and projects to enhance Greensboro's transportation infrastructure. Use the links below to view information on plans and programs conducted by the Greensboro MPO.