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2040 LRTP Part 1

2040 LRTP Part 2

Appendix A

Appendix B 

Study Background and Geographic Area

The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the urbanized area of the City of Albany, Dougherty County, and the southern half of Lee County.  DARTS is responsible for the development of a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) which is required before federal funds can be expended on a project within the DARTS study area boundary.  The LRTP process involves the coordination of the improvements for all modes of transportation for the upcoming 25 year period including highways, bridges, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, airports, highway and rail freight accommodations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and transportation system enhancements. The planning requirements include a technical planning process plus stakeholder committee and community involvement.

Study Work Schedule and Scope

The DARTS 2040 LRTP update began in 2013 and will conclude in the fall of 2014.  Study elements include:

• Review of Goals, Objectives, and Measures of Effectiveness

• Review and Collection of Socio-Economic Data

• Travel Demand Modeling

• Stakeholder and Community Outreach

• Financial Analysis

• Improvement Recommendations and Prioritization

• Plan Development and Documentation