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.
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meets at 1:00 PM and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) 2:30 PM
TAC/TCC Online Meetings
Per the Governor’s stay safer-at-home order, our normal meeting venue is closed to large gatherings. Starting in April, there will be There is a remote log-in option for participating in meetings (For the access code, please contact Brian Horton at 828-425-4225 or email@example.com). To view the meeting live, please visit www.facebook.com/WPCOG/. All scheduled meetings and times are listed in advance at www.wpcog.org/electronic-public-meetings.
2020 Meeting Schedule
MPO TAC State Ethics Requirements
Ethics Training Event Materials - December 2, 2014
Ethics Act Overview
Houston MPO-RPO Ethics Requirements
Report on MPO-RPO Ethics Requirements