Identifying Tomorrow's Travel Needs Today.  


March 12, 2015


Project Description/Scope:  The Cape Fear Commutes 2035 Transportation Plan is the long range transportation plan for the urbanized area of Wilmington, North Carolina. It has been prepared by the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), which is the local organization responsible for regional transportation planning in this area. Federal law requires the preparation of this plan, and also specifies issues which the plan must consider. The Cape Fear Commutes 2035 Transportation Plan details how transportation needs should be addressed over the next twenty-five years. The plan establishes the goals and objectives for the improvement of travel conditions within the WMPO planning area and makes specific recommendations for transportation projects and funding sources. In accordance with federal regulations, the plan must be fiscally-constrained. In other words, the plan must identify funding sources for all of the proposed projects. The plan considers all modes of transportation, including automobiles, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, ferries, bicycles, and walking.
Over the past decade, the WMPO area has experienced a significant amount of change, both economically and demographically. Such changes are expected to continue into the near future. To accommodate the changes in our society and to meet federal requirements, the WMPO will regularly update the plan to meet the community’s needs.

Current Status:  The final plan has been adopted by all member agencies. Amendments have occurred on an as-needed basis generally resulting from the WMPO's STP-DA Allocation Process.

Final Plan:

Final Plan (PDF 2.3MB) [updated 12/03/2010]
Final Appendices (PDF 14.3MB) [updated 12/03/2010]

Resolutions Identifying Plan Amendments:(PDF 784KB) [updated 03/12/2015]

Final Plan