About Us

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).

RL Conrad Associates LLC serves as lead agency staff for the City of Concord. RLC, 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 Planner and Mrs. Connie Cunningham serves as Executive Assistant. NCDOT has certified RL Conrad Associates LLC as an NCDOT Approved Private Consulting Firm and a Small Business Enterprise (SBE).