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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.

Land of Sky RPO 2018 - 2027 STIP

Important Documents


New! The French Broad River MPO, in collaboration with the Land of Sky RPO, have been working on an update to the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the five-county region (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania) during the 2015-2017 timeframe.  The draft plan is now available for review below.  It is expected to go to the MPO Board for adoption in January 2018, after a public comment period.

LOSRPO Draft Project LIst for NCDOT Project Priorization, SPOT 5.0

STI Prioritization and Programming Process - Presentation by Brendan Merithew, NCDOT Division 13 and Steve Williams, NCDOT Division 14

NCDOT 2018-2020 Highway Maintenance Improvement Program (HMIP)

Division STIP Project Delivery - Presentation by NC DOT

Buncombe Madison Local Projects

NCDOT Division 14 January 2018 Project Updates

NCDOT Division 13 January 2018 Projects Update

French Broad River MPO and Land of Sky RPO Parking Inventory

Western North Carolina Park-and-Ride Lots

LOSRPO SPOT 4.0 Scoring Methodology

NC 280 Bike Path Final Plan

RPO Adopted STIP FY 2015 - 2025


2015 - 2018 District I Contract Primary Resurfacing Master List

2018 TCC / TAC Meeting Schedule

Land of Sky RPO TCC – 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am (unless otherwise noted)
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
June 14, 2018
September 13, 2018
October 11, 2018

Land of Sky RPO TAC – 4th Wednesday at 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)
February 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
June 28, 2018
September 27, 2017
October 24, 2018 ** Date changed to Wednesday and time changed to 2:30 pm

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