HAMPO Plans and Documents

HAMPO Operating Documents:

PENDING PLANS AND UPDATES

The draft FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes the planning budget, priorities, and activities for the metropolitan planning area. The UPWP is updated annually each State Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30). On March 17, 2017 we released our draft for next year and your comments are always welcome and appreciated: email Nils Gustavson.

DRAFT 2018 UPWP v2-2017-03-17

Every five years, HAMPO is required to update the operating documents and the Long Range Transportation Plan. We are currently working on updating our Public Participation and Title VI plan. The public comment period  starts on April 5th and ends May 22, 2017 and your comments are always welcome and appreciated: email Nils Gustavson. The plan can be reviewed by opening the link below.

On February 9, 2017, the Policy Committee adopted a new Title VI policy by simply adopting on the State’s Nondiscrimination Agreement for smaller jurisdictions (less that 100,000 population). This is included in the document above.

 

PLANNING DOCUMENTS

HAMPO develops and maintains three planning documents in accordance with the CCC (Continuous, Cooperative and Comprehensive) planning process detailed in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law No. 114-94, December 4, 2015 and associated regulations. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) comprise the documents that must be developed and adopted to meet Federal and State standards for Metropolitan Planning Organizations. These documents are described as follows:

The goal of the MTP is to create an effective public policy framework for mobility and development together with a set of priority transportation investments that will address the area’s current and long-term needs. The projects that are selected as priorities for the transportation network will be programmed into the Statewide TIP for funding.  The plan must comply with Federal guidelines as outlined in MAP-21 and is updated every 5 years.

The 2015-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) has been approved by the HAMPO Policy Committee on September 10, 2015 and amended November 19, 2015 with the addition of two bridge projects. This document can be reviewed or downloaded (save as) by clicking on the links below:

The 2015-2040 MTP has been optimized for faster view or download:

The Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Non-Motorized Plan and Transit Operations Plan update is a supplement to the 2040 MTP:

The Transportation Improvement Program provides a fiscally constrained program of highway and road projects for Liberty County for the next four (4) years. The projects that will be considered for TIP funding will come from the MTP projects by priority. The TIP was amended on November 19, 2015 with the addition of two bridge projects:

The purpose of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is to describe the planning priorities of the metropolitan planning area and all planning activities anticipated during the next one year period, including expected costs for such activities. The UPWP is updated annually beginning on July 1 ending June 30 (State Fiscal Year).

The 2017 Unified Planning Work Program was adopted by HAMPO on November 19, 2015:

The Metropolitan Planning Area as adopted by HAMPO on November 19, 2015:

Certification: In accordance with the federal requirements of 23CFR 450.334 “…all Metropolitan Planning Areas … the MPO shall certify at least every four (4) years that the metropolitan transportation planning process is being carried out in accordance with all applicable requirements…”. On April 4th, 2016 HAMPO achieved a four year certification as shown on the last page of the report. The report itself documents compliance with the federal requirements:

Transportation Studies

For additional information contact Jeff Ricketson or Nils Gustavson.

All publications herein were prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The opinions, findings, and conclusions in these publications are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Transportation, State of Georgia, or the Federal Highway Administration.