The governing body of the MPO is the Policy Board. The MPO Technical Committee and Citizen Committee are advisory groups to the Policy Board. Full descriptions are listed below.

The MPO is the region’s transportation policy body, when it comes to federally funded projects. As is required by statute, the MPO carries out a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized areas of Albemarle County that surrounds the City.

The Policy Board consists of elected officials, agency representatives, and citizens who have final authority in making decisions for the MPO. The Policy Board takes into account recommendations from the Technical Committee, Citizens Committee (CTAC), and public at large. Visit the Policy Board page.

The MPO Technical Committee consists of planning staff from State agencies and local departments, to provide a technical perspective to transportation. The Committee reviews and develops plans for consideration by the MPO Policy Board. It analyzes proposals for technical feasibility and can help implement proposals after adoption by the MPO or a locality. Visit the Tech Committee page.

The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee is the designated citizen’s committee of the MPO. This group reviews, comments, and recommends ideas on transportation plans, programs, studies and other appropriate documents. CTAC raises transportation issues and concerns from their communities. These recommendations go on to advise and aid the MPO Policy Board in their decision-making. The committee consists of representatives appointed by the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the MPO Policy Board. The members strive to represent a diverse range of interests that reflect the region and its many communities. Visit the Citizens Committee page. Visit the Citizens Committee page.

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