Metropolitan Planning Organization  


September 16, 2014
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 is composed of officials from each of the Wilmington area governments as well as the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority and the North Carolina Board of Transportation. 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.

Mission Statements

The mission of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is to develop and implement a comprehensive multi-modal transportation plan that supports the existing and future mobility needs and economic vitality of the lower Cape Fear Region. This shall be accomplished by protecting the environment, safeguarding social equity, improving quality of life, growing the local economy, and providing safe and efficient transportation options. This is achieved through the long-range transportation planning process, which includes a comprehensive, continuous and cooperative approach partnering with citizens and participating members.

Member Organizations


  • NCDOT Prioritization 3.0 - WMPO Local Input
    • Please comment on the WMPO's draft project ranking and scoring below. (TAC to approve a Final Project Ranking and Scoring at their August 27th meeting)
      • Adopted WMPO Local Input Process PDF (89 KB)
      • Draft Project Ranking and Scoring (Regional Impact Projects) PDF (512 KB)
      • Draft Project Ranking and Scoring (Division Needs Projects) PDF (565 KB)  

Planning Projects Underway




Cape Fear Commutes 2035


Cape Fear Commutes