The work of the French Broad River MPO is guided by two committees: the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and the MPO Board, previously known as Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) who acts as the guiding body of the MPO.
The members of the Board are elected officials from each of the 21 local governments, and representatives from the NCDOT Board of Transportation. The structure of the MPO is formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, which is signed by each of the MPO’s 21 member governments, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and Land-of-Sky Regional Council, which serves as the Lead Planning Agency for the MPO. The Board is responsible for final approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, the Priority Needs List, and the Unified Planning Work Program.
. The Board also serves as a forum for public input.
Technical Coordinating Committee
The members of the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) are staff representatives from the 21 local governments, staff from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and representatives of other local transportation and planning agencies. The TCC does not take final action. The committee makes recommendations to the Board.
The MPO Prioritization Subcommittee was created by the FBRMPO Board in 2013 to develop SPOT (TIP) project prioritization and selection criteria recommendations. In addition to project prioritization, the subcommittee assists MPO staff with developing and initiating other agenda items to go before the TCC and Board. The Prioritization Subcommittee meetings are open to the public. To be added to the Prioritization Subcommittee mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens Advisory Committee
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) serves to provide regional-oriented input to the MPO TCC and Board regarding public involvement issues and strategies to make the public more aware and increase involvement in regional transportation planning. The CAC meet quarterly throughout the year.