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

Available for Public Comment: MPO Public Participation Plan Update

The CA-MPO has completed an update to the Public Participation Plan which outlines the processes and activities through which the MPO effectively engages with the public for participation in the planning process. Prior to review [...]

August 9th, 2016|

Charlottesville Tomorrow: Supervisors whittle down transportation requests

Abemarle County transportation planners will further refine six road projects before submitting them to state officials in late September. This is the second time that the Commonwealth Transportation Board will consider funding requests [...]

August 3rd, 2016|

Charlottesville Tomorrow: MPO seeks funding for Free Bridge improvements, pedestrian bridge

July 27, 2016 - The regional group that coordinates transportation planning in Charlottesville and Albemarle County has chosen Free Bridge as the project it will submit to the Virginia Department of Transportation for funding. [...]

July 27th, 2016|

Public Hearings Announcement – July 27, 2016

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO) will host two public hearings on July 27, 2016, including:  Amendment to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) The MPO Policy Board will hold a hearing on the addition [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Upcoming Events

  • Citizens Committee (CTAC)

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

  • MPO Tech Committee

    September 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    407 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • UVA Transportation Academy Workshop

    September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    104 Midmont Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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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