The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) is a multi-jurisdictional entity made up of 36 local governments, NCDOT, USDOT, and other providers of transportation services. The GCLMPO currently comprises the following member governments: Belmont, Belwood, Bessemer City, Boiling Springs, Casar, Cherryville, Cleveland County, Cramerton, Dallas, Dellview, Earl, Fallston, Gaston County, Gastonia, High Shoals, Kings Mountain, Kingston, Lattimore, Lawndale, Lincoln County, Lincolnton, Lowell, Maiden, McAdenville, Mooresboro, Mount Holly, Patterson Springs, Polkville, Ranlo, Shelby, Spencer Mountain, Stanley, and Waco.
The City of Gastonia is the Lead Planning Agency for the GCLMPO. The City’s Transportation Planning Division serves as the MPO staff. Responsibilities of the staff include conducting planning studies, forecasting travel demand and patterns, and preparing meeting materials for and implementing directives of the MPO Board, Technical Coordination Committee (TCC), and the Transportation Steering Committee. In addition, Staff provides technical expertise to all of the member GCLMPO jurisdictions. The GCLMPO complies with Title VI (Título VI en Español) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes.