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Governing Agencies & Policies
Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Under federal law, any urbanized area (as defined by the Census Bureau) exceeding a population of 50,000 shall have an MPO whose purpose is to coordinate transportation planning among the member governments. MUMPO includes all of Mecklenburg County and most of Union County. Representatives of the MPO include members of the governing boards of Mecklenburg and Union counties, the cities of Charlotte and Monroe, and the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel and Wingate; the local representative to the NC Board of Transportation is also a voting member. Non-voting representatives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Union County Planning Board, US DOT and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority participate in MUMPO deliberations (please refer to the MPO Members page to view a complete list of current MPO membership). The voting structure is based on population: Charlotte has 16 votes; Huntersville, Matthews, Mecklenburg County, Mint Hill, Monroe, and Union County have two votes each; each of the other voting members has one vote.
The MPO is charged with the responsibility of preparing and adopting the long range transportation plan, the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program. The MPO typically meets the third Wednesday every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 7:00 PM in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Special meetings are scheduled if necessary (please refer to the Meetings page to see the MPO calendar, as well as links to the agenda and minutes). A period for public comment is available at each meeting.
Mecklenburg-Union Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)
The TCC is the staff arm to the MPO. It is composed of representatives of various departments and communities involved in the transportation planning process. Other relevant local, state and federal departments are also members (please refer to the TCC Members page to view a complete list of current TCC membership). The TCC's primary responsibility is to carry out the various planning tasks described in the Unified Planning Work Program. These include updates to the long range transportation plan, analysis of operational issues in the thoroughfare system, recommendations for various transportation investment programs and the public involvement process for the MPO. Virtually all technical recommendations to the MPO originate at the TCC level. The TCC meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (please refer to the Meetings page to see the TCC calendar, as well as links to the agenda and minutes).
Lead Planning Agency
MUMPO’s lead planning agency (LPA) is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines the policies, structure, membership and the roles and responsibilities of MUMPO. It is the governing document of the MPO, which guides the cooperative, comprehensive and continuing transportation planning process among the parties therein. The current MOU for MUMPO was adopted in September 2003. Click the following link to view MUMPO’s MOU.
MPO and TCC Bylaws
The Bylaws describe the purpose and operational procedures of the MPO and TCC, including the terms and duties of officers, meeting procedures, voting procedures and attendance. MUMPO’s Bylaws were adopted in September 2003. Click on the links below to view the bylaws.