The Cape Fear Area Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) is one of twenty multi-county rural transportation planning organizations chartered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The Cape Fear Area RPO was established in 2001 through a memorandum of understanding between NCDOT, Brunswick, Columbus, and Pender counties, and the Cape Fear Council of Governments. The RPO serves as the intergovernmental organization for local elected officials, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and residents of the region to work cooperatively to address transportation issues within the Cape Fear RPO boundary (see map below).

The goals and duties of the RPO are to:

  • Develop long-range local and regional transportation plans (highways, railways, aviation and ferries) in cooperation with other area planning organizations and the North Carolina Department of Transportation;
  • Provide a forum for public participation in the rural transportation planning process;
  • Develop and prioritize transportation projects which the RPO believes should be included in the State Transportation Improvement Program;
  • Provide transportation-related information to local governments and other interested organizations and persons; and
  • Conduct transportation related studies and surveys for local governments and other interested entities/organizations.

The governing board of the Cape Fear RPO is the Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC), a board of county and municipal elected officials from the RPO counties.  The RTAC holds 4-5 meetings per year, as does the Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC), a committee of staff representatives from the RPO counties, municipalities, rural transit systems, Cape Fear Council of Governments, and NCDOT that provides technical recommendations to the governing board.

The next RTCC meeting is scheduled to be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in room 207 at the Brunswick Community College campus in Leland, NC. The next RTAC meeting is scheduled for 9:00 AM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Cape Fear Council of Governments in Wilmington. Contact RPO Director Allen Serkin about any questions regarding RPO meetings or business.

Allen Serkin

RPO Director
(910) 395-4553, Ext. 206
[email protected]

News & Announcements

Cape Fear RPO RTCC meeting Wednesday, May 2, 2018

June 20, 2018

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) of the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 207 at the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Leland campus (2045 Enterprise Dr NE, Leland, NC 28451). RTCC members please RSVP. Agenda packets can be downloaded HERE.

Cape Fear RPO RTAC meeting Friday, May 18, 2018

April 24, 2018

The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization’s RTAC will be meeting at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Cape Fear Council of Governments (1480 Harbour Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401). The agenda packet can be downloaded from HERE. RTAC members, please RSVP. As always, let me know if you have any questions in… Read more »

Cape Fear RPO RTCC meeting Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April 24, 2018

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) of the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) will meet on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 207 at the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Leland campus (2045 Enterprise Dr NE, Leland, NC 28451). RTCC members please RSVP. Agenda packets can be downloaded HERE.

Cape Fear RPO RTAC meeting Friday, February 16, 2018

February 12, 2018

The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization’s RTAC will be meeting at 9:00 AM on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Cape Fear Council of Governments (1480 Harbour Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401). The agenda packet can be downloaded from HERE.  RTAC members, please RSVP.  As always, let me know if you have any questions in… Read more »

Cape Fear RPO RTCC meeting Wednesday, February 7, 2018

January 31, 2018

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) of the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) will meet on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 207 at the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Leland campus (2045 Enterprise Dr NE, Leland, NC 28451). RTCC members please RSVP. Agenda packets can be downloaded HERE.

Cape Fear RPO RTCC meeting Wednesday, February 7, 2018

January 18, 2018

Save the date.. the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization’s Technical Coordinating Committee will be meeting at 10 AM in room 207 at the Brunswick Community College – Leland Campus. The agenda packet will be available in the coming weeks.