Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050

Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) which will be the plan used by federal, state, and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. The plan includes an evaluation of potential aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry and water transportation, rail, public transportation, and roadway projects to meet the needs of the region.

Get to Know the WMPO

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is the regional transportation planning agency for the lower Cape Fear region of southeastern North Carolina. The WMPO facilitates a cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing transportation planning process that serves as the basis for the expenditure of all federal transportation funds in the area for streets, highways, bridges, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) used by federal, state, and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. The creation of this plan is required to secure federal transportation dollars for our region. The plan includes an evaluation of potential aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry and water transportation, freight and freight rail, public transportation, and roadway projects to meet the needs of the region. Adopted by the WMPO Board on November 18, 2020, the MTP was developed with extensive public input. To view Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045, click here.

  • Aug 14 2024

  • TCC Meeting

    Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC): Consisting of staff from member governmental agencies and transportation agencies, the TCC acts as an advisory board to...

  • Aug 13 2024

  • Bike/Ped Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advises the WMPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian programs, projects, policies, and safety. The...

  • Aug 15 2024

  • Go Coast Committee Meeting

    Go Coast Committee: Representatives from the WMPO’s member jurisdictions and local employers work to advance alternative transportation through the WMPO’s Go...

  • Public comment opportunity: 2024-2033 STIP/MPO Amendment # 24-3

    The WMPO’s 2024-2033 STIP/MPO Amendment # 24-3 is now available. Review the document here: A printed copy of document can also...

  • Public comment opportunity: WMPO’s FY25 UPWP (Budget)

    The WMPO’s draft FY25 UPWP (Unified Planning Work Program) is now available. Review the document here along with previous documents. A...

  • Cape Fear Navigating Change Public Outreach

    The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is kicking off a long-range metropolitan transportation plan, Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050,...

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Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) GIS Data Hub

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Transportation Projects in Progress

Find more information about federal and state funded and programmed transportation projects in the WMPO.

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