PO Box 1505
401 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

(434) 979-7310



Metropolitan Planning Organization

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About the MPO


The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials. The MPO considers long-range regional projects and combines public input, technical data, and agency collaboration to develop forward-thinking solutions.

Organized for the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized area of Albemarle County immediately surrounding the City, the MPO is responsible for carrying out continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning and programming process. The MPO coordinates the transportation planning activities of the various transportation-related agencies that have both a direct and indirect impact on the Long Range Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.

Latest News

NBC 29: Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Discuss Hydraulic Rd. Intersection

Big changes could be on the way for yet another busy intersection in Albemarle County. With upgrades to the Rio Road intersection nearly complete, work on the Hydraulic Road area could be just [...]

September 29th, 2016|

Charlottesville Tomorrow: MPO signs off on area transportation funding requests

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday officially endorsed area applications for future transportation projects in the second round of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s new funding process.  View full story [...]

September 29th, 2016|

MPO Policy Board – 9/28/2016 Meeting Agenda

MPO Policy Board Meeting 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 TJPDC Water Street Center - 407 E Water Street, (directly next door to the TJPDC Offices)  Full meeting packet For individual items, please click the [...]

September 23rd, 2016|

Charlottesville Tomorrow: Trail network to see expansion with 5th Street Station

The opening of the new 5th Street Station will bring more shopping and dining opportunities for area residents, but some planners and activists are hopeful commitments made during the land’s rezoning will be [...]

September 20th, 2016|

Upcoming Events

  • Citizens Committee (CTAC)

    November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    407 E. Water St , Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • MPO Tech Committee

    November 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    407 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

MPO “Quick Facts”

The local governments of Charlottesville and Albemarle established the MPO in response to a federal mandate through a memorandum of understanding signed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (PDC), JAUNT, VDOT and the two localities in 1982. The MPO conducts transportation studies and ongoing planning activities, including the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which lists road and transit improvements approved for federal funding, and the 20-year long range plan for the overall transportation network, which is updated every five years. Visit our History of the MPO page for full details.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) mission is to serve as a forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials.

There are currently three MPO committees. The MPO Policy Board is the governing body of the MPO, and the MPO Technical Committee and Citizen Committee act as advisory groups. These three committees are staffed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

Full committee descriptions are available on the MPO Committees page.

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