About the Capital Region Planning Commission

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.

Programs and services provided by CRPC are funded by local member dues, set by the commission, and by contracts approved by the commission with any local, state, federal, or private agency needing the assistance of CRPC staff. 

Our Services

Provide an effective means of coordination for resolving common problems resulting from shared air, water, transportation systems, drainage, communication systems, etc. 

Review federally-funded programs to certify conformity to local and regional plans to prevent redundancy in federal funding.

Provide comprehensive regional planning.

Provide technical assistance to constituent governments, especially for the smaller parishes and municipalities with limited resources. 

Who We Serve

CRPC is a Council of Governments serving the eleven-parish Capital Region.  All parish and municipal governments in the Capital Region may join CRPC.  At present, there are 11 parish members and 38 municipal members as listed.  In addition, CRPC is one of eight sub-state planning and development districts which covers all 64 parishes in the state of Louisiana.  To that end, CRPC provides technical assistance for economic development, comprehensive planning, and zoning to its members.  

What We've Achieved

  • Produced one of the most comprehensive plans in the country.

  • Received national recognition for our plans.

  • Assisted numerous governments in locating, applying for, and receiving financial assistance.

  • Created a forum for regional officials to share mutual problems, and discuss solutions.

  • Served as housing for public state census data, and maintains demographic data for each local government in the region.

  • Prepared the Transportation Improvement Program (5-year plan) and Long Range Plan for the urbanized area (20-year plan).

  • Composed a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as required annually by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.This allows CRPC member governments to receive a 10% bonus on any project funded with an EDA grant.