MPO

Bob League
Principal Transportation Planner
Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building
331 S. Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, NC 27802-1180

METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO)

The Rocky Mount Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the transportation planning agency serving the City of Rocky Mount, the Town of Nashville, the Town of Sharpsburg, and portions of Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The primary goal of the Transportation Planning Group is to develop an integrated, multi-modal transportation network that efficiently moves people and goods and meets the long range transportation needs of the Rocky Mount Urban Area.

The MPO is a transportation policy-making body made up of representatives from government and transportation agencies with authority and responsibility in metropolitan areas. Federal legislation requires the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area with a population greater than 50,000.

The City of Rocky Mount has served as the Lead Planning Agency for the MPO, which was established in 1992 as the seventeenth North Carolina MPO. After the 2000 Census the MPO boundary was adjusted to include the Town of Nashville. The Town of Sharpsburg was included in the MPO after the 2010 Census.