How is an MPO formed?
The Federal Government requires that areas with populations greater than 50,000 establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). After the 2000 U.S. Census, the Gainesville Urban Area (2000 census population 88,680) was designated. The urban area jurisdictions of Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Oakwood and Hall County joined together to support the designation of the Hall County Planning Department as host of the new MPO, and that designation was approved by the Governor on February 25, 2003.

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1. How is an MPO formed?
2. Who makes up the GHMPO?
3. How is the GHMPO structured?
4. How is the MPO funded?
5. Are MPO committee meetings open to the public?
6. What is the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)?
7. What is the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?
8. Is a road in my area going to be widened?
9. What is the traffic count on a specific roadway/count station?
10. If I don’t or can’t drive, what options are available to me?
11. How can I get involved?
12. Why does it take so long to build a project after it is identified in the transportation plan?
13. How often are the LRTP and TIP updated?
14. Can I be included in an e-mail notification list?
15. Who do I contact about traffic signal timings?
16. How can I find out about the details on a road project?
17. Are all transportation projects listed in the TIP or LRTP?