The Down East Rural Transportation Planning Organization serves Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties. The RPO was formed in order to more effectively funnel transportation dollars to rural areas and engage the public in the transportation planning process. The Down East RPO is one of twenty such organizations in the state.


The Down East Rural Planning Organization exists to serve as an intergovernmental organization for local elected officials, the NC Department of Transportation, and residents of its five-county region to work cooperatively to address transportation issues and to develop long-range local and regional multi-modal transportation plans to sustain and improve the quality of life for residents of the region and throughout the State of North Carolina.


Please tell us what transportation projects are important to you! NCDOT is in the process of determining what projects will receive funding in the next 5 years. They have evaluated and scored every project in the state based on a number of quantitative criteria. The Down East RPO will be evaluating all of the projects in our area based on criteria that are important here in the East. Please read through the Down East RPO Local Methodology posted here to see how we grade our projects: DERPO SPOT 4.0 Local Methodology.

We are soliciting public input on the assignment of local input points on transportation projects eligible for funding at the Regional Impact level. The assignment of local input points were based on the RPO’s Local Methodology posted above. Please review the Regional Impact spreadsheet below and tell us what transportation projects are important to you, what projects are not important to you, what projects you want, and what projects you do not want. Comments may be submitted by mailing (P.O. Box 1717, New Bern, NC 28563). Thank you and we look forward to your input! DERPO Local Point Assignment

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