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About us
Meeting Resources
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About Us
Meeting Resources
Plans and Studies



About us | Meeting Resources | Plans and Studies |

About Us | Meeting Resources | Plans and Studies


About the Tri Cities Area MPO

Who We Are

By cooperative agreement between the Crater Planning District Commission and the Virginia Department of Highways on March 21, 1974 the Tri-Cities Area Transportation Study was first organized. The Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and the Counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George …

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… entered into subsequent agreements in support of a continuing transportation planning process for the metropolitan area. On November 7, 1979 Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation designated the Tri-Cities Area Policy Committee as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for this portion of the Commonwealth. Representatives from the 6 local governments, along with agencies with responsibilities for transportation planning, comprise the membership of the Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Today, the MPO consists of a Policy Committee, comprised still primarily of local government elected representatives, and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), comprised of planning and/or engineering staff appointees. The Tri-Cities Area MPO is part of the Richmond Urbanized Area; has cooperative agreements with Regional & State transportation and air quality planning agencies. Located in the southeastern portion of Virginia, the Tri-Cities Area MPO is within the I-85, I-95 and I-295 travel corridors. The Tri-Cities MPO supports a multi-modal transportation system with highway, transit, rail, pedestrian and bicycle transportation accessible to its population


What We Do

The Policy Committee serves as the MPO’s policy board, and is the chief regional authority responsible for cooperative development and approval of …

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… the core transportation planning activities and products for the urbanized region including:

  • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):  

A Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is an annual or biennial statement of work identifying the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within a metropolitan planning area. At a minimum, a UPWP includes a description of the planning work and resulting products, who will perform the work, time frames for completing the work, the cost of the work, and the source(s) of funds. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to develop UPWPs to govern work programs for the expenditure of FHWA and FTA planning funds. [23 CFR 450.308)(b)]

          Download the FINAL TCAMPO FY25 UPWP  

Download the TCAMPO FY24 Unified Planning Work Program amended 03/14/2024 (UPWP)
Download the TCAMPO FY23 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

  • Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP):

The MTIP consists of Federally funded Highway and transit projects over a four year period in the MPO Area.
Download the TCAMPO 2021-24 MTIP
Download the Final FFY2024-2027 MTIP (Revised as of 10/12/2023)
Download the Regional Conformity Assessment

  • FFY  2023 Annual Obligation Report

Annual Obligation Report -Highways

Annual Obligation Report – Transit

  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (Long Range Transportation Plan):

The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan represents the vision for transportation improvements in the regional transportation system. The intent of the 2040 Plan is to meet future-oriented, multi-modal transportation needs of the region, such as autos, transit, bicycling and pedestrians. The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan updates the earlier Long Range Transportation Plan based upon newer population, employment, financial and environmental information. It has been improved to more clearly comply with current US and Commonwealth of Virginia laws and regulations. This Plan is currently being updated please visit our Plan2045 Webpage.

Plan2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Plan2045 Technical Appendices