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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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April 2016: Chicopee Trail Grand Opening

The staff of the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization attended the grand opening of the Highlands to Islands Trail: Chicopee Section on April 23, 2016. This 11-foot wide concrete trail extends roughly 2.8 miles from Palmour Drive to the Georgia Department of Labor on Atlanta Highway in central Hall County. The trail was constructed with funds […]

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July 2015: Staff Spoke to South Hall Business Coalition on Transportation

The staff of the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) spoke to the members of the South Hall Business Coalition on transportation projects in South Hall on July 21, 2015. In this presentation, GHMPO presented historical and projected population growth in Hall County, status of the transportation projects in the South Hall area that are underway, […]

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May 2015: Regional Transportation Plan Update and 2016-2019 TIP Documents Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Gainesville-Hall Regional Transportation Plan: 2015 Update (RTP) and the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on May 12, 2015. Both of these documents address the region’s transportation needs and anticipated funding through the year 2040 and is required to be updated every four years in order to receive and utilize […]

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March 2015: Final Community Meeting Held on Regional Transportation Plan Update

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) held its fourth and final community meeting on March 23, 2015. A draft transportation plan, along with its recommendations, was presented at this meeting. With this meeting, begins a 30-day public comment period from March 23, 2015 through April 24, 2015 to comment on this plan. The draft plan […]

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June 2014: First Community Meeting Held on Regional Transportation Plan Update

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) is updating our region’s long-range transportation plan. We had our first community meeting (PDF) on June 5, 2014 to seek input on various transportation needs and issues. Citizens and stakeholders provided input at the meeting on new roadway projects, prioritizing existing roadway projects, current and future travel patterns, improving […]

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November 2014: Third Community Meeting Held on 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) held its third community meeting on November 6, 2014. The public reviewed the preliminary transportation project list and viewed project location maps. Attendees were asked to comment if the projects were in their appropriate funding tier: short-term (2015-2020), mid-term (2021-2030), long-term (2031-2040) or aspirational (unfunded projects). Gainesville Times Article […]

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