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Vicki Eastland
RPO Coordinator

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Land of Sky Rural Planning Organization (RPO)
Website - www.landofskyrpo.org

Land of Sky Regional Council (LOSRC), a regional planning agency, represents 19 local governments in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties and for transportation planning also represents five local governments in Haywood County.
Designated as the Lead Planning Agency for the Land of Sky Rural Planning Organization (RPO) as well as the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), LOSRC has the primary responsibility for preparation of the Rural Planning Work Program (PWP) and the Urban Area Planning Work Program (PWP). The MPO is also responsible for developing the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). Land of Sky Regional Council is the primary local recipient of transportation planning funds received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the US Department of Transportation.

The Land of Sky RPO includes the City of Brevard, Towns of Hot Springs, Marshall and Rosman, and the non-urbanized areas of Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, and Transylvania Counties. The French Broad River MPO includes the Cities of Asheville and Hendersonville; the Towns of Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Canton, Clyde, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Laurel Park, Maggie Valley, Mars Hill, Mills River, Montreat, Waynesville, Weaverville, and Woodfin; and the urbanized areas of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties.

Along with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the US Department of Transportation, these 24 local governments participate in a continuing transportation planning process for the RPO and MPO. Locally based transportation planning gives communities the opportunity to make transportation investment decisions that enhance economic and community development goals.

The RPO works in partnership with the MPO and the North Carolina Department of Transportation in assisting the four counties and 19 municipalities develop a regional transportation planning process. Planning efforts will reach out to each of the counties in order to connect the entire region in developing a multi-modal transportation system that facilitates the safe, efficient movement of people and goods. The RPO and MPO have had a unique chance to create a partnership to coordinate all phases of transportation planning for the Land of Sky and Haywood County area.

A Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), or Board, and a Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) participate in transportation planning for both the RPO and the MPO. Regular joint meetings are held with RPO and MPO representatives.

Important Documents

NCDOT Division 14 September 2015 Project Updates

NCDOT Division 14 June 2015 Project Updates

NC 280 Bike Path Final Plan

Division 14 TIP 5 Year LET List

Division 13 Local Projects

Prioritization 3.0 (P3.0) - Draft Local Input Point Methodology

RPO Adopted STIP FY 2015 - 2025


2015 - 2018 District I Contract Primary Resurfacing Master List

LOSRPO Prioritization 3.0 - Regional Score

2015 TCC / TAC Meeting Schedule

Land of Sky RPO TCC – 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am (unless otherwise noted)
January 15, 2015 (Fletcher)
March 12, 2015
May 14, 2015
August 13 10, 2015
October 8, 2015

Land of Sky RPO TAC – 4th Wednesday at 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)
January 28, 2015 (Fletcher)
March 18, 2015
May 27, 2015
August 26, 2015
October 21, 2015

All meetings take place at Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville, NC
Unless otherwise indicated