The GCLMPO Study Area is served by several transit systems operating in Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties. The City of Gastonia operates a fixed-route system within Gastonia, while each of the three counties operate demand-response and deviated fixed-route services.. These agencies each develop and submit transportation projects for funding through the MPO as well as by the NCDOT Division of Public Transportation. These projects are listed in the NCDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which may be viewed here. The GCLMPO will continue to promote an integrated local and regional public transit system.