Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the foundation of the community's transportation planning program, providing a nearly 30 year look at the improvements needed to assure the mobility of people and goods in the Gainesville-Hall area. The RTP must be updated at least every 4 years, per federal regulations, due to Hall County's inclusion in an Air Quality Non-Attainment area.
To view a list of documents pertaining to the plan, please visit the Gainesville-Hall RTP Update page.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the implementation plan for the RTP. The TIP reflects the schedule of the preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, utility and construction activities for transportation improvements for the next 4 years.
The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the FY 2018-2021 TIP (PDF) on August 8, 2017.
Since August 8, 2017, the following administrative modifications and amendments have been made to the TIP:
- Administrative Modification #1 on April 9, 2018 (PDF)
- Amendment #1 on May 8, 2018 (PDF)
- Administrative Modification #2 on July 30, 2018 (PDF)
- Administrative Modification #3 on August 27, 2018 (PDF)
- Administrative Modification #4 on September 21, 2018 (PDF)
- Amendment #2 on November 13, 2018 (PDF)
- Administrative Modification #5 on February 8, 2019 (PDF)
- Administrative Modification #6 on April 9, 2019 (PDF)
- DRAFT Amendment #3 on July 30, 2019 (PDF)
- FY18-21 Current TIP Spreadsheet (PDF)
- FY18-21 Current TIP Project Sheets (PDF)
- FY18-21 Current TIP Document (PDF)
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is adopted by GHMPO each year and outlines the transportation planning activities to be conducted during each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).
- UPWP for Fiscal Year 2019 (PDF) adopted on May 8, 2018 and amended on May 14, 2019.
In addition, a new Unified Planning Work Program document for Fiscal Year 2020 was adopted on May 14, 2019 and will go into effect on July 1, 2019. This document outlines the transportation planning activities to be conducted during the 2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020).
A draft amendment to the UPWP for Fiscal Year 2020, which contains language regarding the addition of the Jackson County Transit Feasibility Study into the work program, has been proposed and will be voted upon by the Policy Committee at their upcoming meeting on July 30, 2019. A required 15-day public comment period will be followed from June 23 through July 7 on the following draft document. Please send all comments to Sam Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (770) 297-2604.
Obligated List of Federal Funded Projects
The Annual List of Obligated Projects Report (PDF) lists all transportation projects in the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) planning area to which funds were obligated during each federal fiscal year. Obligation is defined as the Federal government's legal commitment to pay the Federal share of a project's cost. An obligated project is one that has been authorized by the federal agency and funds have been obligated. Below are lists of projects in the GHMPO area for which federal funds have been obligated:
The Participation Plan (PDF) was adopted by the MPO to promote community involvement in the MPOs planning process and to include consultation with representatives of various intermodal transportation agencies, and other interested parties on various ongoing transportation planning activities. It includes certain specific requirements, as well as a series of strategies for matching appropriate publicity, and involvement and consultation techniques into various ongoing MPO activities.
An executive summary of the latest Participation Plan can be found below:
- Participation Plan Executive Summary - English (PDF)
- Participation Plan Executive Summary - Español (PDF)
Title VI Program and Environmental Justice (EJ) Analysis
As a sub-recipient of federal funds, the GHMPO is obligated to follow Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and associated laws and regulations. The document outlines Title VI statutory requirements, compares GHMPO transportation planning projects to area EJ populations of racial and ethnic minorities or low income households. The Title VI complaint process, a complaint form and an updated Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan are included with this document.
- Title VI Assurances June 8, 2017 (PDF)
- Title VI Program and Environmental Justice Analysis Adopted on August 8, 2017 (PDF)
The LEP addresses a federal mandate that entities receiving federal funds must provide meaningful access to those who are not fluent in English without unduly burdening the fundamental mission of the organization. The GHMPO reaffirms its outreach commitment by providing public notices in both English and Spanish, contacting the local non-English speaking media, having an interpreter at public meetings and following procedures laid out in the LEP Plan. The most current version of the LEP can be found in Appendix C of the Title VI Program and Environmental Justice Analysis (PDF).