About Us

What is an MPO?

A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally mandated organization responsible for transportation planning and managing federal transportation funding for the region. The High Point MPO (HPMPO) office is located in the city’s Transportation Department.

The HPMPO is directly responsible for making sure that any money spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs is based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. All transportation projects and programs that receive federal funding in our region go through this planning process.

The HPMPO covers almost 700 square miles. The HPMPO planning area can change with each Census as the population within urbanized areas grow. The member jurisdictions include:
  • Archdale
  • Denton
  • High Point
  • Jamestown
  • Lexington
  • Thomasville
  • Trinity 
  • Wallburg
  • Davidson County
  • Forsyth County
  • Lexington County
  • Randolph County
  • NCDOT Division 7, 8, 9
Citizens Guide
View A Citizen's Guide to the HPMPO (PDF) for additional details.