Eastern Carolina RPO
The Eastern Carolina Rural Transportation Planning Organization (ECRPO) serves Duplin, Greene, Lenoir and Wayne Counties. The RPO was formed to involve rural county and local governments and the public in planning transportation systems for their area. These systems include highways, bikeways, pedestrian walkways, rail systems, seaports and ferry systems. The twenty RPOs covering North Carolina include all areas that are not covered by an MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization). An MPO is a city with a population of 50,000 or more. Within the Eastern Carolina RPO area is the Goldsboro MPO.
The Eastern Carolina Rural Planning Organization exists to
serve as an intergovernmental organization for local elected
officials, the NC Department of Transportation, and residents
of the region to work cooperatively to address transportation
issues and to develop long-range local and regional multi-modal transportation plans to sustain and improve the quality of life for
residents of the region and throughout the State of North Carolina.
To provide a forum for public participation in the rural transportation planning process and serve as a local link for residents of the region to communicate with the State Department of Transportation
To develop, prioritize, and promote proposed transportation projects which the Rural Transportation Planning Organization believes should be included in the State Transportation Improvement Program.
To assist the North Carolina Department of Transportation in publicizing its programs and services and providing additional transportation-related information to local governments and other interested organizations and persons.
To conduct transportation-related studies and surveys for local governments and other interested entities and organizations.
To promote transportation as a regional issue requiring regional solutions.
For more information about how your municipality can join the ECRPO, call Rob Will at 252-638-3185 Ext. 3002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Members are: