In May 2002, the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census officially designated Valdosta a new Urbanized Area. The Federal Highway Act of 1962 requires that urbanized areas have a Comprehensive, Continuous, Cooperative transportation planning process (3-C Process) and thus created the need for the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization. Federal funding is channeled through the VLMPO for transportation projects and programs in the local area. The VLMPO conducts transportation planning for a Metropolitan Planning Area consisting of all of Lowndes County and the cities within it, as well as portions of Berrien, Brooks, and Lanier Counties. The VLMPO is made up of three committees; the Policy Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC). Each committee has regular quarterly meetings that are open to the public. Click the link to see the list of Meetings and Agendas
Transportation Newsletter (2017)
The VLMPO Committees
The Policy Committee is the regional forum for cooperative decision-making by principal local elected officials, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and other planning partners. The Policy Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am each quarter (March, June, September, and December).
Policy Committee Members
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is a technical committee of professional advising the policy committee on technical matters relating to transportation plans and programs. The TAC is made up of city and county engineers, GDOT District engineers, GDOT planners, local school board representatives, bike and pedestrian advocates, and emergency response officials. The Technical Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00am each quarter (March, June, September, and December). Click here for information about meetings and agendas.
Technical Advisory Committee Members
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) serves as a public information and involvement committee that represents a cross section of the community in diversity and interests. The Citizen's Advisory Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm each quarter (March, June, September, and December). Click here for information about meetings and agendas.
Metropolitan Planning Organization