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FBRMPO COVID-19 Data and Response Information

Despite the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the FBRMPO’s work to cooperatively allocate federal and state transportation funds to programs and projects that improve roadway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure continues.

The following page has information regarding the COVID-19 pandemics’ impact on transportation for the five-county MPO region. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in MPO Region

The graph shows the difference in daily VMT over the past few months versus the average for the last few years. The values are averaged out over 7 days to adjust for peak volumes. At it’s anticipated worst, on April 12th, volumes were down nearly 60% across the region. As of early June, volumes were trending towards the average VMT expected for the same time based on previous years. More info: What is VMT?

Traffic Crashes in North Carolina

A statewide report regarding the impact of COVID-19 on traffic crashes is updated each Monday by NCDOT. Follow the link below for the most up-to-date information. County/local data is not available at this time due to reporting delays.

NCDOT COVID-19 WEEKLY CRASH REPORT

Unemployment Statistics in MPO Region

Sales Tax by County (2019 vs. 2020)

Resources

NCDOT Response to COVID-19

C.D.C. COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Jurisdiction