The Capital Region's Source for Transportation, Land Use, Economic, and Air Quality Planning.
The Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) is a Council of Governments serving eleven parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Through planning and communication, CRPC coordinates and collaboratively addresses regional issues related to transportation, land use, economic development and the environment.
CRPC is the Baton Rouge area's designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which each metropolitan area must have to carry out regional transportation planning efforts and receive federal highway funds. As the regional MPO, the Capital Region Planning Commission focuses much of its resources on transportation planning issues and activities, which includes highway and transit planning, the regional ridesharing program, transportation safety, and air quality issues. In addition, CRPC is one of eight sub-state planning and development districts which cover all 64 parishes in the state of Louisiana, providing technical assistance for economic development, comprehensive planning, and zoning to its members.