Public Involvement


The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) has established a public comment period for the draft 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Amendments, and Draft Air Quality Conformity Determination Report.

The documents will be available for review and public comments will be received from November 18 – December 17, 2019.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects throughout the state over a 10-year period. With the NCDOT Board of Transportation’s adoption of the 2020-2029 STIP in September, the GCLMPO must adopt its subset of the STIP, the 2020-2029 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). Amendments to the GCLMPO’s 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) are required in order for the MTP and TIP to be consistent. In addition, an air quality conformity determination is required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that an MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards.

2020-2029 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)
2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Amendments
Draft Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

More information can be found on the MPO’s interactive Online GIS Map here.

In addition, the 2045 MTP must be amended to include the following approved targets for federally required performance measures:

  • 2019 Safety Targets (approved October 25, 2018)
  • Transit Asset Management Performance Targets (approved May 23, 2019)

More information on the Performance Targets can be found here.

Copies of all documents and maps for the plans referenced above are also available for review during the dates listed above in the Gastonia Planning Department located on the 2nd floor of the Garland Business Center – 150 South York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052. Additional information can be obtained by contacting GCLMPO staff at 704-854-6604.

Public meetings will be held on the dates, times, and locations below:

  • Tuesday, December 10th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Garland Business Center, located at 150 S York St, Gastonia (2nd Floor Conference Room)
  • Wednesday, December 11th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Cleveland County Administrative Building, located at 311 E Marion Street, Shelby (Lane Alexander Room)
  • Thursday, December 12th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the James Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 W Main St, Lincolnton (Commissioners’ Board Room)

All meetings are drop-in format, with no formal presentation at a set time.

The public may also provide comments in person during the GCLMPO Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Gastonia Police Department Community Room, located at 200 Long Ave, Gastonia.

Written comments may also be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:
Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO
Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
[email protected]
FAX: 704-869-1960

All comments must be received by December 17, 2019.

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Public input is very important to the transportation planning process. All MPO meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period. Please click here to request to be added to the distribution list for any upcoming meetings and events. For more information, please click on one of the pages to the right.