Plans > Mobility


Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP):

The Cabarrus-Rowan MPO released the draft MTP for public comment at the January 24, 2018 meeting. The MTP includes the following topics: financial forecasts, project identification, mapping, goals and objectives, and socioeconomic projects. The public comment period ran through March 21, 2018. An air quality conformity determination was also required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that the MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards. The MPO adopted both documents at their March 28, 2018 meeting. These documents can be found here

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Goals and Objectives

Chapter 3 - Public Involvement

Chapter 4 - Existing and Future Conditions

Chapter 5 - Transportation Elements

Chapter 6 - Safety, Security and Performance

Chapter 7 - Financial Plan

Chapter 8 - Congestion Management Process

Chapter 9 - Environmental Evaluation

Chapter 10 - Environmental Justice

Chapter 11 - Ten Planning Factors

Chapter 12 - Conclusion

Appendix A

Appendix B


Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Index and map is the long range plan for road improvements in the Cabarrus-Rowan MPO Area. This plan is a financially unconstrained view of the future road network. The Index reflects existing cross section and right-of-way, future cross sections, and future right-of-way. The table, typical cross sections, and map are listed below:

CTP Index
CTP Amendment
CTP Maps
NCDOT Typical Cross Sections Part 1
NCDOT Typical Cross Sections Part 2
Traffic Counts


Performance-Based Planning and Programming

Monitoring system performance, establishing targets, and integrating PBPP into its other transportation planning activities are the primary responsibilities of CR MPO related to performance management. Coordination plays a key role in accomplishing these tasks. The CR MPO has worked closely with NCDOT and Rider Transit to monitor this process in order to establish and update targets and plans when necessary and incorporate performance management into related initiatives. Provisions for documenting CRMPO’s responsibilities, collecting and sharing data, and setting and reporting targets are found in the Performance Management Agreement.  

Performance measures and targets have been incorporated into CRMPO’s plans and processes, including the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  In addition, the MPO Board has consistently incorporated the safety performance measures established by NCDOT into the adopted MTP. The most recent resolution can be found here. Additional archived resolutions are located here.


Congestion Management Process

Congested Corridors