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Urgent Notice: As the region works to respond to the COVID-19 virus, FBRMPO is making some modifications to how we do business until further notice. Meetings are subject to be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. The latest updates and login information can be found on the Agendas and Minutes page. Please reach out with any questions.

The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) is a partnership between local and state government that makes decisions about transportation planning in urbanized areas and meets planning requirements established by federal authorizing legislation for transportation funding. In addition, FBRMPO is required to prepare long range transportation plans for the planning area with a minimum 20-year horizon. Additional tasks include developing an annual planning work program and assistance in prioritization of projects to be included in the State Transportation Improvemement Program (NCDOT’s funding for a 10-year period). FBRMPO was created in 1962 as the region centered around Asheville continued to experience growth and reached a population of 50,000 which constitutes the federally-mandated threshold for a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO currently serves over 414,000 people across 21 municipalities. MORE ABOUT US

Upcoming Meetings & Events


May 14, 2020
11:00 am at **TBD**

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May 28, 2020
1:00 pm at **TBD**

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Public Input + Noteworthy

SPOT 6.0
SPOT 6.0
The Strategic Prioritization Process is a data-driven, transparent method for prioritizing transportation projects and is used to develop the State Transportation Improvement Programs (STIP), which identify th...
Public Comment Opportunities
Public Comment Opportunities
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FBRMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2045
FBRMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2045
The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) is updating the region's Metropolitan Transportation Plan called MTP 2045. The FBRMPO covers Buncombe, Henderson and parts of H...

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The five county region is expected to grow by 168,000 people between 2015 and 2045, that's over 5,600 people every year!
The MTP looks 25 years into the future to forecast changes in the region and provides an opportunity to update the investments we will make to support communities today and in the future.
In some sections, I-26 has over 85,000 vehicles per day, 11% of which are trucks. Over 114,000 vehicles will travel on I-26 by 2040!