​​2040 Transportation Vision Plan

Federal regulations require Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop a new Long Range Transportation Plan at least every five years. In the summer of 2013, the VLMPO kicked off the latest effort to plan for a multi-modal transportation system through the region for the year 2040. The plan addresses:

  • Policies, strategies, and performance measures for projects for the future;
  • A systems level approach by considering roadways, transit, non-motorized transportation, and intermodal connections;
  • Projected demand for transportation services over 20 years;
  • Regional land use, development, housing, and employment goals and plans;
  • Cost estimates and reasonably available financial sources for operation, maintenance, and capital investments; and
  • Ways to preserve existing roads and facilities and make efficient use of the existing system.

Please see the links below for documents associated with the 2040 Transportation Vision Plan:

2040 Transportation Vision Plan (TVP) (adopted 9/2/15)

Other Studies and Plans

Valdosta and Lowndes County Complete Streets Suitability (June 2017)
Environmental Justice in Transportation in Lowndes County (2015)
GDOT Travel Demand Model Update Presentation, December 2014
Public-Private Partnership Funding for Infrastructure in Valdosta and Lowndes County (2015)

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

In the TIP, the MPO identifies the transportation projects and strategies from the Metropolitan Transportation Plan that it plans to undertake over the next four years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region's way of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities. Under federal law, the TIP:

  • Covers a minimum four-year period of investment;
  • Is updated at least every four years;
  • Is realistic in terms of available funding and is not just a "wish list" of projects. This concept is known as fiscal constraint;
  • Is approved by the MPO and governor; and
  • Is incorporated directly, without change, into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).                 

Read about acquiring real property for Federal-Aid programs and projects

Read about your rights and benefits as a displaced person under the Federal Relocation Assistance Program

Read previously Adopted/Amended Transit Improvement Programs (TIP)

Project Data
The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization has made information for each project in its 2040 Transportation Vision Plan and its current Transportation Improvement Plan available on the Valor GIS website. 
Click here to be directed to this website, once you are there, select "MPO Transportation Improvements" from the layers list.

Greater Lowndes County Common Community Vision

The Common Community Vision (CCV), adopted by the Valdosta-Lowndes MPO in 2014, is intended to unite all the local planning efforts in the Valdosta-Lowndes area and to ensure a current, comprehensive, and coordinated vision and set of goals for the community. Please see the links below for more information.

Greater Lowndes County Common Community Vision

Freight Movement Study
In 2009, the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization completed a 
Freight Movement Study, looking at the general movement of freight in the region. Although this study was a good look at the general freight movements, it raised many more questions than it answered. This report series is meant to address some of those questions. The first of these questions to be discussed is the exporting nature of businesses in the region. Report #1: Location Quotient and Shift-Share Analysis for Lowndes County Report #2: Impact of Freight Rail in Valdosta and Lowndes County Report #3: Commercial Vehicle Crashes in Lowndes County Report #4: Innovative Traffic Management at Congested Railroad Crossings

Read the Freight Movement Study Report Series 

Signal Timing Study

In FY2017 the VLMPO completed a study to improve and optimize traffic signal timing in the City of Valdosta, below is the final report  and executive summary. More detailed data is available upon request.

Transportation Traffic Data

The VLMPO works with local jurisdictions and the Georgia DOT to obtain traffic count, or volume and vehicle classification data, and crash data.

Crash Analysis

Similar to traffic counts, crash data is collected from local and state agencies and analyzed both statistically and geographically to view problem areas throughout the community. Did you know that motorists involved in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia are able to obtain a copy of their crash report online?  Just visit  Georgia's new online service www.BuyCrash.com.

Read Crash Reports and more...

Scenic Byways Program
The Scenic Byways Program is a grassroots program that can provide funding for construction of facilities such as railheads, multi-use paths, or way-finding signage along scenic highways. Currently there are no Georgia Scenic Byways in the Southern Georgia region. Perhaps your community can be the first!

For Lowndes County and Valdosta Historical Plans, click here.

Transportation Plans & Studies


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