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Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study


A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy making organization that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities. The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) was formalized in 1965 as a Continuous, Comprehensive and Cooperative Process as was initially authorized in the Highway Act of 1962.

The purpose of the Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) is to ensure that federal-aid transportation projects are planned in a continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive manner. The study area of DARTS, the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), includes the existing urbanized area for the City of Albany, Dougherty County, the City of Leesburg, the southern half of Lee County, and those areas that are expected to become urbanized over the next 20 years.

 

FY 24 DARTS Unified Planning Work Program (DRAFT)

The Public Comment Period is open from January 19, 2023 to February 18, 2023. The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) document outlines transportation planning priorities and work tasks for the Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Fiscal Year 2024. FY 2024 begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024. 

 


DARTS Project Status

GDOT Project Status as of December 14th, 2022. Please contact Tanner Anderson at taanderson@albanyga.gov for more information. 


DARTS Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan 2023 (DRAFT)

This plan is a comprehensive review and update of the 2011 Bike and Pedestrian Plan for Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (DARTS MPO). The Bike and Pedestrian Plan update will build upon data collected in 2011 by examining DARTS MPO’s policies, projects, high-traffic areas, and community input to establish strategies and performance measures. These measures will guide the planning, funding, and implementation of projects to create a recommended network for walking and biking throughout the DARTS MPO area.
 

DARTS Regional Freight Profile

The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) has developed a Regional Freight Profile to ensure consistency with federal freight planning guidelines and better position DARTS to improve goods movement in the Albany region. The locally-driven planning process focused on gaining consensus on freight priorities to promote regional economic competitiveness. The plan addresses roadway, rail, and air cargo movement in the DARTS study area, which includes the City of Albany, Dougherty County, and the southern part of Lee County.


FY22 List of Obligated Projects

The Annual List of Obligated Projects Report lists all transportation projects in the Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) planning area to which funds were obligated during each federal fiscal year. Obligation is defined as the Federal government’s legal commitment to pay the Federal share of a project’s cost. An obligated project is one that has been authorized by the federal agency and funds have been obligated. Below are lists of projects in the DARTS area for which federal funds have been obligated.


 

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Upcoming Events

Apr 19 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Citizens’ Transportation Committee Meeting (Quarterly)

240 Pine Ave, Suite 380
Apr 20 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Technical Coordinating Committee (Quarterly)

240 Pine Ave, Suite 380
Apr 20 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Policy Committee (Quarterly)

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