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June 2010: FY 2011 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2011 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on June 8, 2010. The FY 2011 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, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

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June 2010: Hurdles Remain Before HB 277 is Passed

A penny sales tax for transportation could generate some $25 million for Hall County alone, but government leaders have a few hurdles to clear first. “We need to act fast here because there are a bunch of deadlines that we are looking at,” said Srikanth Yamala, transportation planning manager for the Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Planning […]

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April 2010: Area Officials Applaud Transportation Bill

With an estimated $170 million in needed road improvements, Hall County stands to gain from a transportation bill passed last week by the Georgia General Assembly. That is, if voters give their approval to a 1-cent tax for transportation. “Any additional transportation funding we can get will definitely help Hall County in terms of economic […]

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May 2009: FY 2010 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2010 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 12, 2009. The FY 2010 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, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

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March 2009: GHMPO Adopted its Human Services Transportation Plan

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the region’s Human Services Transportation Plan on March 10, 2009. According to SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users), Hall Area Transit will be eligible for new funding sources once this plan is developed.

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November 2008: Hall County’s Crash Profile is Now Available

The GHMPO staff presented a detailed crash profile put together for Hall County during its regularly scheduled Policy Committee meeting. The report answers the questions of how many, how severe, what kind and where motor vehicle crashes happen on the region’s roadways, information that can be used to help local, state and federal agencies pinpoint […]

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November 2008: Surveys Completed on I-985 Park-n-Ride Lots

GHMPO on behalf of Hall Area Transit adopted the Transit Development Plan in May 2008. One of the recommendations was to have a commuter service in Year-Five. As a starting point, a survey of the park-n-ride lots on I-985 was undertaken to understand current commuting patterns by Hall County residents to destinations outside the county […]

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May 2008: FY 2009 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2009 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 13, 2008. The FY 2009 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, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

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May 2008: GHMPO Adopted its Transit Development Plan

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted its first Transit Development Plan on May 13, 2008. In June of 2007, the GHMPO in coordination with Hall Area Transit (HAT) began a 10-month planning process to improve planning, funding, and delivery of HAT services to reflect the agency’s objective to plan for an effective, convenient, and accessible system.

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February 2008: Transit Development Plan Draws Public Comment

GHMPO heard several comments from a diversified group of people on the proposed Transit Development Plan. Better marketing and a route to serve Gainesville State College in the immediate future would increase transit ridership, according to the group. This public exchange was part of the Transit Development Plan process, which will serve as a strategic […]

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