HAMPO Plans and Documents

HAMPO Operating Documents:

Please email Jeff Ricketson, Executive Director at jricketson@thelcpc.org with any questions or comments.



HAMPO develops and maintains three planning documents in accordance with the continuous, cooperative and comprehensive planning process detailed in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law No. 114-94. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program are the transportation planning HAMPO documents needed to meet Federal and State standards for Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

HAMPO’s Metropolitan Planning Area defines the area we are responsible for:

Unified Planning Work Program

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 and aligns with the State’s fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The FY 2023 UPWP was approved by the HAMPO Policy Committee on February 10, 2022. 

The FY 2023 UPWP was recommended to be amended on March 2, 2022 by FHWA to include a new UPWP task for a Complete Streets program. The amendment was approved by the Policy Committee on May 26, 2022 and can be viewed below:

The FY 2023 UPWP and comment log can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Previous Fiscal Year UPWPs


Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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 the FAST Act, and previously MAP-21 and is updated every 5 years.

The 2020-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) has been approved by the HAMPO Policy Committee on September 10, 2020. An administrative modification was added to the MTP on December 10, 2020 to include updated performance management measures and targets. This document can be reviewed or downloaded (save as) by clicking on the links below:

Previous MTPs

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

The Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Regional Freight Plan update is a supplement to the 2040 MTP:

 Transportation Improvement Program

The 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program provides a fiscally constrained program of highway and road projects for Hinesville Metropolitan Planning Area for the next four years. The HAMPO FY 2021 -2024 TIP was approved by the HAMPO Policy Committee on April 8, 2021. This is the current TIP after incorporation into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The STIP can be found at this link below: 

The FY 2021-2024 TIP was recommended to be amended on March 31, 2022 by the GDOT Office of Planning to include new funding for Carbon Reduction programming. Included in this amendment was updated detailed funding for Liberty Transit. The HAMPO Policy Committee approved the amendment on May 26, 2022. The signed FY 2021-2024 TIP can be viewed below:

An administrative modification was performed on October 18, 2021 to include updated GDOT Calendar Year 2022 Safety Performance Targets. An additional administrative modification was performed on December 3, 2021, to include updated year and amount of funding for PI #00135750. The updated TIP document can be viewed below:

The approved TIP and comment log can be reviewed or downloaded (save as) by clicking on the links below:


Previous FY 2018-21 TIPs

Federal law requires that metropolitan planning organizations publish an annual list of obligated projects. 

§ 450.334 Annual listing of obligated projects.

(a) In metropolitan planning areas, on an annual basis, no later than 90 calendar days following the end of the program year, the State, public transportation operator(s), and the MPO shall cooperatively develop a listing of projects (including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities) for which funds under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 were obligated in the preceding program year.

(b) The listing shall be prepared in accordance with § 450.314(a) and shall include all federally funded projects authorized or revised to increase obligations in the preceding program year, and shall at a minimum include the TIP information under § 450.326(g)(1) and (4) and identify, for each project, the amount of Federal funds requested in the TIP, the Federal funding that was obligated during the preceding year, and the Federal funding remaining and available for subsequent years.

(c) The listing shall be published or otherwise made available in accordance with the MPO’s public participation criteria for the TIP.

The FY 2021 HAMPO Obligated Projects are listed below:

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…”. In 2021, 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.

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