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Posted on: March 14, 2017

March 2017: Transit Development Plan Adopted

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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 ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

September 2016: Transit Development Plan Undertaken

Gainesville Connection

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, ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

September 2016: Regional Freight Study Undertaken

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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...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

May 2016: FY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

FY 2017 UPWP

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 estimate...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

April 2016: Chicopee Trail Grand Opening

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 Ge...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

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

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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 project...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

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 antic...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

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 p...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

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 ...Read on...

Gainesville Times Article (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 8, 2015

October 2014: GHMPO 2040 Regional Transportation Plan Community Meeting

Join the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) for the third community meeting in a series of four designed to identify transportation priorities in our rapidly growing region.

The first meeting provided attendees with the opportu...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

August 2014: Second Community Meeting Held on Regional Transportation Plan Update

We had our second community meeting on August 7, 2014. Citizens and stakeholders were asked to prioritize transportation needs and which funding measures they could support to pay for needed improvements. During the workshop session, citizens elaborated o...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

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 stakeh...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

June 2014: Citizen Input Sought on Regional Transportation Plan

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) is updating our region's long-range transportation plan. An Online Survey is now available in English and Spanish for citizens and stakeholders to provide input and assist in developing goals...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

May 2014: GHMPO Planning Area Boundary Has Expanded

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the expansion of the GHMPO planning area boundary on May 13, 2014. The 2010 U.S. Census determined the urbanized areas (UZA) that have a population concentration of 1,000 people per square mile and, thus, must become a p...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

May 2014: FY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 13, 2014. The FY 2015 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for ea...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

November 2013: FY 2014 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted an Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on November 6, 2013. The FY 2014 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes c...Read on...

GHMPO News
Posted on: July 8, 2015

May 2013: FY 2014 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2014 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 7, 2013. The FY 2014 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for eac...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

February 2013: GHMPO Regional Transportation Plan Recognized Nationally

The GHMPO 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) was recognized as one of the best planning documents throughout the United States. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration and the Flori...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

August 2012: GHMPO is Moving Offices

The GHMPO will be moving offices on September 4, 2012 to the new Hall County Government Center located at the intersection of Browns Bridge Road and McEver Road. Below is the new address and phone number.

*NEW Phone Number: 770.297.2625
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Posted on: July 8, 2015

May 2012: FY 2013 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2013 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 8, 2012. The FY 2013 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for eac...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

October 2011: Constrained Project List Adopted by the Georgia Mountains Roundtable

The Georgia Mountains Regional Transportation Roundtable adopted the constrained project list for the 13-county Georgia Mountains region, including Hall County, on October 5, 2011. Per the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, the constrained list was ad...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

August 2011: Regional Transportation Plan and 2012-2017 TIP Documents Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the 2012-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on August 9, 2011. Both of these documents address transportation needs in our rapidly growing area, along with m...Read on...

GHMPO News
Posted on: July 8, 2015

June 2011: 30-Day Public Comment Period on the Draft Regional Transportation Plan Begins Today

The SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) is the most recent law establishing federal transportation policy and funding authorizations. In conformance with this law the Gainesville-Hall Metropoli...Read on...

GHMPO News
Posted on: July 8, 2015

June 2011: Public Invited to Comment on the Draft Regional Transportation Plan

Over the last year, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO), made up of local citizens, government staff, and elected officials, has been developing the federally mandated 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This year-long...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

May 2011: FY 2012 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2012 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 10, 2011. The FY 2012 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for ea...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

March 2011: Give Your Input on Future Tranportation Plan

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently developing the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which provides an opportunity to evaluate and identify transportation solutions in our rapidly growing community. As a part of...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

November 2010: Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan is Adopted

On November 9, 2010 the GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the LEP Plan. The document addresses a federal mandate that entities receiving federal funds must provide meaningful access to those who are not fluent in English without unduly burdening the fundamen...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

July 2010: Residents Invited to Comment on Transportation

Residents are invited to help evaluate and identify transportation solutions for Hall County at a public meeting scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. July 14, at the Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main Street SW, Gainesville. A formal presentation will be given at 6 ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ea...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 Y...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ea...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ne...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 regi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 curr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ea...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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 ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

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. Thi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

February 2008: Hall Area Transit on the Rise

After garnering nearly 450 responses from the general public last fall, the GHMPO has proposed five years of new routes and extended routes to better serve the riders of Hall Area Transit. GHMPO is conducting a Public Meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2008...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

September 2007: People Speak Up for Public Transit

GHMPO heard several comments from the public on the existing transit system. This public exchange was part of the Transit Development Plan process, which will serve as a strategic guide for public transportation in Hall County over the next 5 years. Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

September 2007: It’s Time to Look at Transit Options

The GHMPO is conducting a Public Meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2007, 5:30 pm at the Georgia Mountains Center, to provide an opportunity for the public to contribute their input on local transit needs.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

August 2007: 2030 LRTP Update and 2008-2013 TIP Documents Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Update and the 2008-2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on August 14, 2007. Both of these documents meet the new federal requirements under SAFETEA-LU. Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2007: Public Comment Period on Draft LRTP and Draft 2008-2013 TIP

The SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) is the most recent law establishing federal transportation policy and funding authorizations. In conformance with this law the Gainesville-Hall Metropoli...Read on...

GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2007: Transportation Plan Seeks Solutions for Congested Lanes

GHMPO’s plan identified existing and new transportation solutions in the rapidly growing community and heard comments from citizens on several short-term and long-term transportation projects. This public exchange was part of the update to the 2030 long r...Read on...

Gainesville Times Article (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

May 2007: FY 2008 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2008 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 8, 2007. The FY 2008 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for eac...Read on...

FY 2008 UPWP (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

May 2007: GHMPO Adopted its Participation Plan

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted its Participation Plan on May 8, 2007. Under SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users), the most recent law establishing federal transportation policy and funding a...Read on...

Participation Plan GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

March 2007: Public Comment Period on Draft Participation Plan

The SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) is the most recent law establishing Federal transportation policy and funding authorizations. Under this law the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning O...Read on...

Draft Participation Plan GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

December 2006: Public Speaks on GHMPO’s Plans

GHMPO heard comments from citizens on several short-term and long-range transportation plans. This public exchange was part of the update to the 2030 long range transportation plan.

Gainesville Times Article (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

October 2006: GHMPO Plan Maps Out Transportation for the Next 20 Years

A transportation plan in the works will map out another 20 years of improvements designed to keep Hall County moving. John McHenry, senior transportation planner with the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, described the effort and organi...Read on...

Gainesville Times Article (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2006: Downtown Gainesville and 'Outer Loop' Top Traffic Concerns

Residents asked GHMPO transportation planners to focus traffic improvements on Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler Parkways and Hall County's northern end.

Gainesville Times Article (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2006: GHMPO Seeks Your Input on Developing the Long Range Transportation Plan

The Gainesville-Hall MPO is conducting a Public Meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2006, 5:30 pm, at the Georgia Mountains Center, to provide opportunity to the public for their initial input on developing the Long Range Transportation Plan. The GHMPO, made up...Read on...

GHMPO Press Release GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2006: Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Exit 16 Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a $74.6 million contract to remake the Interstate 985 exit at Mundy Mill Road to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. of Snellville, according to a DOT announcement. This project will relieve congestion at existi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

May 2006: GHMPO Begins Long Range Transportation Plan Update Process

GHMPO is currently looking at development of the 2035 LRTP, which will allow for taking a fresh look at developing transportation solutions in our rapidly growing community. This will be the first significant opportunity for the Gainesville-Hall Metropoli...Read on...

GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

May 2006: FY 2007 Unified Planning Work Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2007 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on May 9, 2006. The FY 2007 UPWP describes the organization’s objectives, previous work, activities and products. The program also includes cost estimates for eac...Read on...

FY 2007 UPWP (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

March 2006: 2006-2011 Transportation Improvement Program is Adopted

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted the 2006-2011 Transportation Improvement Program on March 14, 2006. This document details the priority projects that will be implemented over the next six years and is required to show all federally funded transit and ro...Read on...

2006-2011 TIP (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

February 2006: Georgia DOT Analyzing SR 365 Corridor

The Georgia DOT Office of Planning has recently selected a consultant to assist in the analysis of the conditions, operations and limited access potential of the SR 365 Corridor as part of its SR 400 and SR 365 Corridor Studies. The SR 365 corridor study ...Read on...

SR 400 and SR 365 Corridor Studies (PDF) GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

November 2005: GHMPO Launches New Website

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization has launched its new website. Please take a few minutes to look around, and let us know what you think.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

March 2005: GHMPO Adopted its Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The GHMPO Policy Committee adopted its first comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in March of 2005. The GHMPO began a 10-month planning process to plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities to serve area citizens. This planning process was an outgrow...Read on...

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan GHMPO News
Posted on: July 7, 2015

October 2001: Constrained Project List Adopted by the Georgia Mountains Roundtable

The Georgia Mountains Regional Transportation Roundtable adopted the constrained project list for the 13 county Georgia Mountains region, including Hall County, on October 5, 2011. Per the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, the constrained list was ad...Read on...

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