The Albemarle Commission serves as the lead planning agency for the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO).
Since May 2002, the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization has been working cooperatively with the NC Department of Transportation and local officials to enhance transportation planning opportunities for rural areas in the Triad.
The RPO is responsible for:
- Developing long-range transportation plans for the region
- Providing transportation-related data to local governments
- Developing and prioritizing projects for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
- Providing a forum for public involvement in the transportation planning process.