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November 2018: Oakwood Citywide Traffic Improvement Study Complete

The Oakwood Citywide Traffic Improvement Study was prepared for the Gainesville‐Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) and the City of Oakwood to evaluate traffic congestion and safety issues at various locations throughout the City. The purpose of the study was to conduct a review of existing conditions to identify and characterize the transportation issues at eighteen […]

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October 2018: Upcoming Trail Studies Open House

In January 2018, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) contracted with Alta Planning + Design to conduct two trail studies simultaneously: the Gainesville Trail Study and the South Hall Trail Study. The two studies are designed to maximize walking and bicycling potentials within their communities and to explore the potential of a connected network of […]

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July 2018: Jackson County and GHMPO Partner to Develop a Transportation Plan

Jackson County and the Gainesville-Hall MPO have partnered together and retained RS&H to develop a new transportation plan for the County. Jackson County’s previous roads plan was prepared in 2008. Considering the ten-year time that has passed and the growth Jackson County has experienced over this time period, the County feels it needs to reassess […]

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March 2018: Dawonsville Hwy / McEver Road Study Open House Held

GHMPO and the City of Gainesville held an open house for the Dawsonville Highway / McEver Road Connectivity Study on March 22, 2018 at the Gainesville Public Safety Complex. This study is designed to explore all possible fixes, both large and small, to help alleviate the increasing traffic seen within the corridor. Members of the […]

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February 2018: Regional Freight Plan Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee voted to adopt the Regional Freight Study on February 13, 2018. This study was conducted from September 2016 through December 2017 by CDM Smith, the consultant team hired by GHMPO. The primary purposes of the Regional Freight Study were to: Assess the current freight infrastructure in Hall County and Jackson County […]

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September 2017 – First Ever GHMPO Retreat Held

GHMPO held its first ever retreat on September 7, 2017 for all GHMPO committees, staff, and interested public. This retreat highlighted the inner workings of GHMPO as well as provided education regarding a multitude of transportation-related topics. Several informative presentations were given and are available below, including: Everything About the GHMPO – GHMPO Director Srikanth Yamala […]

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March 2017: Transit Development Plan Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted an update of the Hall Area Transit Development Plan (TDP) in March 2017.  The TDP assesses the current service characteristics of the Gainesville Connection and the Hall County Dial-A-Ride service.  It then makes recommendations to expand and improve their service in routes, operating hours, and service frequency over the next […]

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September 2016: Transit Development Plan Undertaken

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, in association with Hall Area Transit, has undertaken an update of the Hall Area Transit Development Plan. The goal is to develop a 5-year plan providing recommendations for fixed route expansion, fixed route improvements, capital procurement such as fare boxes, security systems, passenger apps, etc., express bus service to Atlanta, […]

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September 2016: Regional Freight Study Undertaken

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization has undertaken a regional freight study. This study will assess the current freight infrastructure in Hall County and western Jackson County. It will then identify specific freight projects for the region and areas for improvement. This study will also look into the Martin Road corridor. To address resident concerns along […]

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May 2016: FY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 10, 2016. The FY 2017 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities, and products. The program also includes cost estimates for each activity and identifies funding sources for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. […]

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