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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. 


Metropolitan Transportation Plan Public Meetings – March 19

The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to reflect transportation infrastructure and policy needs through horizon year 2050. The MTP will include short and long-term strategies and actions for the development of an integrated transportation system to facilitate the movement of people and goods. The plan will address improvement investment needs for all modes of transportation including roadways, biking and walking facilities, and public transportation. The DARTS study area includes the City of Albany, Dougherty County, the City of Leesburg, and the southern part of Lee County.

On Tuesday, March 19, DARTS held a public meeting to present the current conditions and to receive input on needs and potential improvements.  The presentation from the public meeting can be found below.


DARTS Project Status

GDOT Project Status 1st Quarter (FY24) as of March 21st, 2024. Please contact Tanner Anderson at taanderson@albanyga.gov for more information. 

 

 

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