WHAT IS THE BURLINGTON - GRAHAM METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, OR 'BGMPO'?
The Burlington - Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization (BGMPO) is one of 18 metropolitan planning organizations within the State of North Carolina. The Organization, mandated by Federal law to serve as the transportation policy-organization for an urbanized area, is comprised of representatives from local government and transportation authorities.
WHAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE APART OF THE BGMPO?
BGMPO is comprised of the following municipalities: Burlington, Elon, Gibsonville, Graham, Green Level, Haw River, Mebane, and the Village of Alamance within the counties of Alamance, Guilford, and Orange. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is also represented in the BGMPO.
WHAT TASKS AND PROJECTS DOES THE BGMPO OVERSEE?
The BGMPO is tasked with overseeing the Transportation Advisory Committee, the Technical Coordinating Committee, and various transportation projects and plans.
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH PROJECTS ARE BUILT?
Determining which projects get built is a multi-level process. Public participitation is an important factor of the transportation planning process. The MPO seeks public input on a variety of projects, such as the development of local comprehensive transportation plans, bike and ped plans, etc. Once the projects are developed, the local transportation priorities are submitted to the MPO for prioritization, or which project(s) are seen as the most needed. Local governments are presented on MPO TAC. Following the presentations of the priorities, the TAC selects regional projects. The highest-rated regional projects are included in the State Transportation Improvement Program for funding.
ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON WORK THAT BGMPO ADMINISTERS?
Yes, please follow this link for upcoming scheduled meetings.