The Cabarrus Rowan Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CRMPO) is the officially designated body responsible for administrating the transportation planning process required under Federal Law. The MPO plans for regional transportation needs including highway, transit, air, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Priority goals of the MPO planning process include:
Promote the safe and efficient management, operation and development of transportation system
Serve the mobility needs of people and freight
Public participation and partnership
Foster economic growth and development
Minimize the negative effects of transportation including air quality
The Cabarrus Rowan Metropolitan Planning area includes all of Cabarrus County and all of Rowan County. The MPO serves the Cities of Concord, Kannapolis and Salisbury, Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, and the Towns of Landis, China Grove, Harrisburg, Cleveland, Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Mount Pleasant, Faith, Midland, Spencer and East Spencer. The City of Concord is the Lead Planning Agency. The organization is comprised of two Committees, the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the Policy Board and the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC).
The Cabarrus-Rowan MPO is governed by the public participation policy, which is reviewed regularly. The CR MPO’s public participation policy is an umbrella policy, encompassing the plans and programs of the Urban Area’s transportation planning process. Public involvement is an integral part of the CR MPO’s planning efforts and is intended to offer opportunities for the general public and particularly, historically disadvantaged populations to provide meaningful input into the transportation planning and decision-making process. The Public Participation Policy is comprised of the public involvement programs for all the major planning activities, including the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), Major Investment Studies (MIS), and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
Mobility Solutions Unlimited LLC serves as lead agency staff for the City of Concord. MSU, LLC provides all management, operation and planning services for the Cabarrus Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization, as well as complete administration of the MPO function including development of planning documents such as the TIP, MTP, UPWP, etc. Mr. Phil Conrad, AICP serves as the MPO Director and Mrs. Connie Cunningham serves as Executive Assistant. NCDOT has certified Mobility Solutions Unlimited LLC as an NCDOT Approved Private Consulting Firm, a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Professional Services Firm (SPSF).