How Will the Study be Managed?

The study will be overseen by a combined group from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO). Two specific teams will oversee the monthly management of the project;

  • A Core Technical Team (CTT) consisting of staff CAMPO, DCHC MPO, NCDOT, City of Durham, County of Durham, Wake County, Town of Wake Forest, City of Raleigh, Town of Rolesville, and Franklin County will help manage the CONSULTANT team working for an anticipated 17 months. The CTT will provide technical analysis and will continually identify opportunities to increase public engagement efforts.
  • The Study Oversight Team (SOT) will be identified by CAMPO and will include representatives from the CTT agencies and may include representatives from other state, federal, municipal agencies, local interest groups, elected officials, and citizens who are stakeholders along N.C. 98. The SOT will provide stakeholder oversight and feedback to the study team.

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) grew from a collaborative project between Cary, Raleigh, Garner, and Wake County known as the Greater Raleigh Urban Area Thoroughfare Plan of 1964. During the 1980s and 1990s Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon, and Wake County joined the MPO. In early 2005 CAMPO invited a number of governments in the surrounding areas to become members. Many accepted, and as of October 1, 2005, the CAMPO expanded its planning boundary to include parts of Franklin, Granville, Harnett, and Johnston counties, including the municipal governments of Angier, Clayton, Creedmoor, Franklinton, and Youngsville. These counties and towns which border the expanding Raleigh Urban Area were invited to join the CAMPO in order to comply with federal regulations that require the CAMPO to coordinate transportation planning in all the areas that will be part of the "Raleigh urbanized area" within the next twenty five years. The CAMPO serves as the coordinating agency between local governments, NCDOT, and FHWA. Staff has established a close working relationship with the planning departments of municipalities within the MPO as well as with the planning staff of the neighboring Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) MPO.

CAMPO is comprised of three parts: an Executive Board, a Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), and a staff that serves the members of these boards. The CAMPO is responsible for carrying out an annual work program approved by the Executive Board, a portion of which includes updating the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (a seven-year project programming schedule) and the Long-Range Transportation Plan (a minimum twenty-year forecast of projects and programs).

Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC)

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is the regional organization responsible for transportation planning for the western part of the Research Triangle area in North Carolina. The DCHC-MPO is an umbrella organization comprised of the MPO Board, the Technical Committee (TC), local governments, and the State. The DCHC MPO Board is a policy body that coordinates and makes decisions on transportation planning issues.

The DCHC MPO urbanized area includes:

  • Durham County (entire county)
  • A portion of Orange County including the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough
  • Northeast Chatham County

The DCHC MPO is also one of the ten urban areas in North Carolina designated as a Transportation Management Area (TMA). TMA’s are urban areas with a population of over 200,000 people.

Consultant (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

The CAMPO/DCHC team hired WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (Raleigh, NC office) to conduct the corridor study.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment. The company’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. With approximately 36,500 employees based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide staff work together to provide the most effective and sustainable solutions for our clients.

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