Regionwide Plans

Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 Short-Range TDM Plan

Project: Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 Short-Range TDM Plan Year: 2020

Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 is the newest update to the Short-Range TDM Plan. The purpose of this plan is to recommend, support, and implement expansion of transportation options in the Wilmington Urban Area, and to essentially alter the perception of transportation from driving a personal vehicle to include the myriad of alternative transportation choices that are available in the region. The plan was adopted by the WMPO Board on April 28, 2021.

Project Files:
Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020
Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 Appendix

Congestion Management Process (CMP)

Project: Congestion Management Process (CMP) Year: 2020

This document details the WMPO’s congestion management process (CMP). The document describes the network the WMPO reviews for congestion, how congestion data is collected, how congestion data is evaluated, and what strategies are used by the WMPO to address congestion. Strategies within this document are aimed at reducing congestion while enhancing safety and multimodal mobility throughout the region. The WMPO is required to continually conduct a CMP by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The WMPO provides a Biennial Data Report every two years to demonstrate how the regional network is performing according to the performance metrics established in the CMP. The 2020 Biennial Data Report was adopted by the WMPO Board on January 27, 2021.

Project Files:
Congestion Management Process - FY14 - Initial Process
2018 Biennial Data Report
2018 Biennial Data Report Appendices
2020 Biennial Data Report
2020 Biennial Data Report Appendix

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Project: Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Year: 2020

This plan is a metropolitan transportation plan (MTP), which is a document required by FHWA to guide regional transportation priorities and actions. Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 will be used to program local projects in the metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This plan has a 25-year horizon and is intended to present a fiscally-constrained evaluation of projects and strategies that promote mobility and access for people and goods within the WMPO boundary. Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 was developed with extensive public input and 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.

Project Files:
Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Technical Appendices

Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

Project: Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Year: 2016

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is North Carolina’s multi-modal transportation plan. The CTP represents a community’s consensus on the future transportation system (including the existing system and improvements) needed to support anticipated growth and development over a 25-30 year timeframe. When a CTP is adopted by NCDOT, it represents the state’s concurrence with the identified transportation needs and proposed recommendations.

Project Files:
CTP