Who We Are

Welcome to the official website for the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

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:

  • the Cities of Fayetteville and Raeford
  • the Towns of Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Eastover, and Parkton
  • portions of Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, and Harnett Counties

Click a pin to see a full-size map of the FAMPO boundary

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.


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. 

FAMPO Memorandum of Understanding Update 2021


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.

Fayetteville Transportation Management Area Certification Report


  • 3-C
    Continuing Comprehensive & Cooperative Planning Process
  • AADT
    Annual Average Daily Traffic
    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials
  • ADA
    Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AMPO
    Association of Metropolitan Organizations
  • CAC
    Citizen Advisory Committee
  • CIA
    Community Impact Assessment
  • CIP
    Capital Improvements Program
  • CMS
    Congestion Management System
  • CTP
    Comprehensive Transportation Plan/Community Transportation Program
  • DEIS
    Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • DOT
    Department of Transportation
  • EA
    Environmental Assessments
    Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program
  • EJ
    Environmental Justice
  • EPA
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • FAA
    Federal Aviation Administration
  • FEIS
    Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • FHWA
    Federal Highway Administration
    Finding of No Significant Impacts
  • FPNP
    Force Protection Needs Plan
  • FRA
    Federal Railroad Administration
  • FTA
    Federal Transit Administration
  • HOV
    High Occupancy Vehicle
  • HSTS
    Human Service Transportation System
  • IHS
    Interstate Highway System
  • ITRE
    Institute for Transportation Research & Education
  • ITS
    Intelligent Transportation System
    Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative
  • LOS
    Level of Service
  • MBE
    Minority Business Enterprise
  • MLI
    Minority Low Income
  • MOA
    Memorandum of Agreement
  • MPO
    Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • MSA
    Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • MTIP
    Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
    North Carolina Board of Transportation
    North Carolina Department of Environmental & Natural Resources
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • NEPA
    National Environmental Policy Act
  • NHI
    National Highway Institute
  • NHS
    National Highway System
  • O/D
    Origin & Destination
  • PTD
    Public Transportation Division
  • RFP
    Request for Proposal
  • STIP
    State Transportation Improvement Plan
  • SPOT
    Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation
  • STP
    Surface Transportation Program
  • TAB
    Transportation Advisory Board
  • TAZ
    Traffic Analysis Zone
  • TCC
    Transportation Coordinating Committee
  • TCM
    Traffic Control Measure
  • TDM
    Transportation Demand Management
  • TIP
    Transportation Improvement Program
  • TMA
    Transportation Management Area
  • TPB
    Transportation Policy Board
  • TSM
    Transportation System Management
  • UZA
    Urbanized Area
  • UPWP
    Unified Planning Work Program
  • VMT
    Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • VOR
    Vehicle Occupancy Rates