Mobility and transportation planning naturally affect multiple communities. Coordination and comprehensive approaches to this work ensure seamless communities for residents.

CPRC provides technical support and guidance on long-term, large-scale planning and offers individual assistance for local plans, while stressing an approach that considers investment impacts in the broader community context of growth, economic development, sustainability, and housing availability. 

Metropolitan Planning Organization Support


Our region contains two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) - the Capital Area MPO (NC CAMPO), which covers all of Wake County and portions of Granville, Franklin, Johnston, and Harnett counties, and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO (DCHC MPO), which covers all of Durham County and portions of Orange and Chatham counties. These two MPOs are responsible for decision making about long-range transportation planning and transportation project funding within their respective areas. 

CPRC provides technical support to our region’s MPOs, particularly on regional issues that transcend MPO boundaries through:

  • The Triangle Region Air Quality Conformity
  • The Research Triangle Region's Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • Facilitation of Joint MPO Executive Committee & Policy Board Meetings
  • CommunityViz Scenario Development & Growth Allocation
  • Transportation Modeling & Data
  • Socio-Economic Data & Forecasting


Transit Corridor Planning

CPRC specializes in examining the interconnectedness of transportation, land use, housing, and economic development issues. One of the ways we explore these themes is regarding major transit investments. We have participated in several projects around the region related to station area planning and connections between land use, housing policy and transit decision-making.