Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) are part of a federal process to conduct local transportation planning in urbanized areas. The federal government requires urbanized areas to establish a planning process that is Comprehensive, Continuing, and Cooperative (the three Cs of transportation planning). The MPO process is required in urbanized areas over 50,000 in population in order to receive federal funding for transportation.


The MPO process is a partnership between local and state government to make decisions about transportation planning in urbanized areas and to meet planning requirements established by federal authorizing legislation for transportation funding.


The Greater Hickory Metropolitan Planning Organization serves the transportation needs for all 28 local governments in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties.


MPO Meeting Dates

Agendas and Documents for upcoming MPO meetings are available one week prior to the meeting. All meeting dates are subject to change.


Meeting Times

  • Joint Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) & Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 
    2:00 PM (unless otherwise notified)

2019 Meeting Schedule​

  • January 23

  • February 27

  • March 27

  • May 22

  • June 26

  • July 24

  • September 25

  • October 23

  • November 20

  • December 18


Agenda Packets

Public Meetings

MPO TAC State Ethics Requirements


Ethics Training Event Materials - December 2, 2014

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Lundberg MPO-RPO
Ethics Act Overview
December 2014

Houston MPO-RPO Ethics Requirements

December 2014

Report on MPO-RPO Ethics Requirements

December 2014

TAC Abstention

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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