The Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (JUMPO) is the regional transportation planning organization for the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area. JUMPO consists of representatives from the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and area military bases. The City of Jacksonville is designated as the Lead Planning Agency (LPA) for JUMPO, which is responsible for transportation planning within the Jacksonville urban area. JUMPO facilitates a regional, cooperative planning process that serves as the basis for the expenditure of all federal transportation funds in the area for improvements to the transportation network including streets, highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian paths.
JUMPO serves as the coordinating agency between local governments, NCDOT, and FHWA. Staff has established a close working relationship with the member organizations as well as with the planning staff of the neighboring MPOs and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs).
The Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is comprised of three parts:
- Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC),
- Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC),
- Staff that serves the members of these boards.
JUMPO is responsible for carrying out an annual work program approved by the TAC and TCC, part of which must address updating the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (a ten-year project programming schedule) and a Long-Range Transportation Plan (a minimum twenty-year forecast of projects and programs).