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Who we are…
The Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) consists of voting representatives from Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mecklenburg County, Mint Hill, and Pineville in Mecklenburg County. Indian Trail, Monroe, Stallings, Union County, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel and Wingate each have voting representatives from Union County. The North Carolina Board of Transportation is also a voting member. Non-voting members on the Board are from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, the Union County Planning Board, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority and the US Department of Transportation.
It is the MUMPO’s responsibility to coordinate transportation policy for local governmental jurisdictions within the Charlotte Urbanized Area.1
The MUMPO, in cooperation with the State, develops transportation plans and programs for the urbanized area. Plans that will: 1) Assist governing bodies and official agencies in determining courses of action and in formulating attainable capital improvement programs in anticipation of community needs; and, 2) Guide private individuals and groups in planning their decisions which can be important factors in the pattern of future development and redevelopment of the area.
What we do …
The MUMPO has the primary responsibility for citizen input into the federally mandated continuing, coordinated, and comprehensive (3C) transportation planning process. During transportation plan reevaluation, citizen involvement in the planning process is encouraged for reanalysis of goals and objectives and plan formation. Additional duties and responsibilities of MUMPO are as follows:
- Carry out the urban transportation planning process and develop the planning work programs, transportation plan, and transportation improvement program.
- Function as a Transportation Advisory Committee in conformance with the North Carolina Highway Action Plan.
- Insure that the Transportation Planning Process and the plans and improvement projects emerging from that process are consistent with the policies and desires of local government.
- Serve as a forum for the resolution of conflicts that arise during the course of developing the Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program.
- Establish goals and objectives for the transportation planning process reflective of and responsive to comprehensive plans.
- Annually review and approve the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
- Review, approve, and endorse amendments to the UPWP, the Transportation Plan and the TIP.
- Inform the governing Boards of the status and requirements of the transportation planning process; assist in the dissemination and clarification of the decisions, inclinations, and policies of these Boards; and ensure meaningful citizen participation in the transportation planning process.
- Review, approve, and endorse changes to the Federal-Aid Urban Area System and Boundary.
- Review, approve, and endorse a Prospectus for transportation planning that defines work tasks and responsibilities for the various agencies participating in the transportation planning process.
- Review and approve related air quality planning.
- Review and approve energy conservation planning and energy contingency planning.
- Responsible for the distribution of funds distributed to MPO’s under the provisions of Transportation Efficiency Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) with "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
- Responsible for any other duties identified as necessary to further facilitate the transportation planning process.
1. The Charlotte Urbanized Area includes Charlotte, and the remainder of Mecklenburg County plus that area beyond the existing urbanized area boundary of Mecklenburg and Union counties that is expected to become urban within a twenty year planning period.