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March 2020: GHMPO, Hall County Offices Closed until May 15, 2020

The Hall County Government Center, which houses GHMPO staff offices, will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20 through Friday, May 15 in an effort to protect the health and wellness of our community as it continues to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will continue working […]

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GHMPO 2020 Newsletter

January 2020: GHMPO Newsletter

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization released a newsletter for January 2020 which contains information regarding various ongoing projects and studies, news, and reminders for upcoming meetings. Please contact Joseph Boyd, Transportation Planning Director, at 770-297-5541 or jboyd@hallcounty.org for further information.

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November 2019: Jackson County Transit Feasibility Study Undertaken

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, in conjunction with Jackson County, has undertaken a transit feasibility study in and for Jackson County. Due to rapid urbanization and resulting population growth, Jackson County is expected to lose or receive significantly less of federal transit operation funds earmarked for rural areas and receive funds dedicated for urban areas […]

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October 2019: GHMPO Newsletter

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization has produced the third quarterly newsletter for 2019 (please see the below link) that contains information and links regarding various ongoing projects and studies, news, and reminders for upcoming meetings. Please contact Joseph Boyd, Transportation Planning Director, at 770-297-5541 or jboyd@hallcounty.org for further information.

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September 2019: Jackson County Transportation Plan Adopted

In July of 2018, Jackson County and GHMPO began an update to the Jackson County Transportation Plan, the first of its kind since the Jackson County Roadways Plan was completed in 2008. This study provided Jackson County and GHMPO with the following: Overview of study area, past studies, major employers, commute patterns, etc. Travel and […]

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July 2019: GHMPO Newsletter

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization has produced the second quarterly newsletter for 2019 (please see the below link) that contains updated information and links regarding various ongoing projects and studies, news, and reminders for upcoming meetings. Please contact Joseph Boyd, Transportation Planning Director, at 770-297-5541 or jboyd@hallcounty.org for further information.

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April 2019: GHMPO Creates Its First Newsletter

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization is pleased to introduce its first ever newsletter. It is our plan going forward to prepare and distribute newsletters quarterly to inform the public our transportation planning activities and what is going on in the Gainesville-Hall region from a transportation stand point. Please see our first newsletter- Volume 1, Issue […]

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March 2019: Regional Transportation Plan Survey & Upcoming Events

GHMPO has undertaken an update of the Gainesville-Hall Regional Transportation Plan in January 2019. This Plan is our transportation road map into the future. A key part of this plan update will be the development of a financially-constrained list of transportation projects in the Gainesville-Hall region to be implemented in the short, mid, and long-term over a […]

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February 2019: Gainesville & South Hall Trail Studies Adopted

From January 2018 through February of 2019, GHMPO conducted two separate trail studies simultaneously to analyze possible trail connections in both the Gainesville and South Hall areas. Alta Planning + Design, a national firm that specializes in the planning, design, engineering, and implementation of various bicycle and pedestrians projects, was chosen to conduct the two […]

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February 2019: GHMPO Adopts New Logo

GHMPO recently utilized the services of Forum Communications as a part of a rebranding initiative for the organization. Part of this effort was the creation of a new logo, the first update of its kind since GHMPO was created in 2003. Multiple draft logos were created after interviews were conducted with members from the Technical […]

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