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NOTICE OF PLAN REVIEW:
The following transit-related draft plans currently are in a 15-day pubic review and comment period, through June 25, 2015.
Draft 2015-2020 Transit Development Plan
Draft Albany Transit System Title VI Plan
Please feel free to email questions and comments to tgresham@dougherty.ga.us.
Review copies of these plans are available at:
Planning and Development Services, 240 Pine Avenue, Suite 300, and
Dougherty County Library Central Branch, 300 Pine Avenue.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS:
The Citizens’ Transportation Committee will hold a public meeting on
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.,
in Room 380 at 240 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.

The Technical Coordinating Committee will hold a public meeting on
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., in Room 380 at 240 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.

The DARTS Policy Committee will hold a public meeting on
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.,
in Room 380 at 240 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.

Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study

The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the intergovernmental transportation planning agency responsible for the City of Albany, Dougherty County, and the southern half of Lee County. DARTS conducts the federally mandated transportation processes for the Albany Urbanized Area as identified in the 2000 U.S. Census. The agency is composed of two advisory committees (Citizens’ Transportation Committee and Technical Coordinating Committee) and a decision-making committee (DARTS Policy Committee).

Major activities undertaken by DARTS include the development of the five year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
The TIP is updated annually and includes transportation projects with funding anticipated for the next five years. In contrast, the LRTP is typically updated every five years. The most recent LRTP, the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), was approved by the DARTS Policy Committee in December 2009. Contained within the LRTP are both long range and short range projects which promote safe and efficient management, operation, and development of a feasible intermodal transportation system that will serve the needs of the people and freight within the Albany area. The LRTP encompasses a 25 year planning horizon. During the LRTP process, interested parties, including the general public, were given the opportunity to review and comment on the LRTP. Once comments were addressed, the LRTP was adopted by the DARTS Policy Committee. The LRTP is subject to administrative adjustment and amendments per the approval of the Policy Committee.