Welcome to the official website for the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).
was established in 1975 as a result of the Federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1973. Any Urbanized Area (UZA) with a population greater than 50,000 is designated as an MPO. Any UZA greater than 200,000 is also designated as a Transportation Management Area (TMA). The Fayetteville MPO is also a TMA. The Census Bureau establishes UZA boundaries. For the past thirty years, the FAMPO Planning Area included the City of Fayetteville, the Towns of Hope Mills and Spring Lake, Fort Bragg Military Reservation, Pope Army Airfield, the urban portion of Cumberland County, and a portion of Harnett County. After the 2010 census, the Planning Area was expanded and now includes portions of Cumberland County, Harnett County, Hoke County, and Robeson County, for a total Planning Area population of approximately 372,000. As of 2020 according to the recently published 2020 census, FAMPO now has about 407,000, a 10% population increase since 2010.
Our goal is to develop plans that will provide the safest and most efficient transportation while protecting and enhancing the environment. Our MPO Boundary includes:
Click a pin to see a full-size map of the FAMPO boundary
We are located on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse Building, 130 Gillespie Street, one block south of the Market Square in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Memorandum of Understanding
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines the policies, structure, membership, and roles and responsibilities of FAMPO. It is the governing document of the MPO and provides a framework to guide the transportation planning process to be cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing.
Transportation Management Area Planning Certification Review
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are required to jointly review and evaluate the transportation planning process for each Transportation Management Area, an urbanized area over 200,000 in population, at least every four years to determine if the process meets the Federal planning requirements. The seventh certification review for FAMPO was conducted on April 20, 2021 and the final report was released on May 21, 2021.