Coastal Region MPO

Melanie Wilson, Executive Director
Mark Wilkes, Director, Transportation

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), staffed by the MPC, provides a forum for local decision-making regarding federal transportation funds for urbanized areas. The Coastal Region (CORE) MPO Board sets regional, long-term transportation policy; prioritizes projects; and approves the long-range plan, short-range TIP, and other required documents.

Transportation Plan

The MTP is a comprehensive “blueprint” for area transportation services aimed at meeting mobility needs through the next 20+ years.

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Transportation Projects

The CORE MPO Fiscal Year 2018-2021 TIP has approximately $600 million programmed for highway projects and approximately $35 million programmed for transit projects.

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FY 2021-2024 TIP Amendments

CORE MPO is inviting the public to review and comment on proposed amendments to the FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program. The comment period starts on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. We will also accept comments at the public hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Comments may be directed to Alicia Hunter, 912-651-1476. More details available on the public notice.


SR 21 Access Management Study

CORE MPO initiates SR 21 Access Management Study. Visit this Study's webpage to give us your feedback.


CORE MPO Adopts FY 2022 UPWP

CORE MPO adopted the FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on April 28, 2021.


2045 MTP Amendments

CORE MPO is inviting the public to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The comment period starts on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. We will also accept comments at the public hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Comments may be directed to Wykoda Wang.


FY 2021-2024 TIP Amendments

CORE MPO is inviting the public to review and comment on proposed amendments to the FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program. The comment period starts on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. We will also accept comments at the public hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Comments may be directed to Alicia Hunter.


CORE MPO TMA Certification Review

FHWA and FTA have completed their quadrennial review of the CORE MPO’s Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process and have certified the MPO for another four years. The CORE MPO is now federally certified until March 31, 2025. To read the full certification report, click here.


FY 2022 Draft UPWP

FY 2022 Draft UPWP


FY 2018 - 2021 TIP Updates Adopted

CORE MPO adopted a series of updates to the FY 2018 - 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the February 24, 2021 meeting.


CORE MPO TMA Certification Review

FHWA and FTA are jointly conducting a review of the CORE MPO’s metropolitan transportation planning process and would like your feedback regarding the existing process and ways to make it better. A brief presentation that provides an overview of Federal Certification Review process is available for your review. Please submit your feedback using the Comment Card and/or Survey via email to Ann-Marie Day by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. FHWA and FTA will also host a virtual public meeting on January 19, 2021 to solicit input. Please use this link to register for the meeting. Please see the public notice for more details.


FY 2021 – 2024 TIP Adopted

CORE MPO adopted the FY 2021 – 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on December 9, 2020.


Call for Plans and Studies

CORE MPO has announced a call for plans and studies to initiate the development of the FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program.


June 2020 TIP Amendments Adopted

CORE MPO adopted a series of updates to the FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 24, 2020 meeting.


Non - Motorized Transportation Plan 2020 Update

Updates to the Non - Motorized Transportation Plan were adopted in February 2020..


FY 2021 UPWP Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted the FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program on February 26, 2020..


December 2019 TIP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted several amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) regarding six highway projects on December 11, 2019.


Safety Targets for 2020 Adopted

Safety Targets for 2020 were adopted by the CORE MPO Board on October 30, 2019.


Mobility 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Adopted

The Mobility 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the next 25+ years was adopted August 7, 2019.


August 2019 TIP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted several amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) regarding four highway projects on August 7, 2019.


Updates to Title VI planning documents and Participation Plan Adopted

CORE MPO adopted the Title VI updates and Participation Plan updates on August 7, 2019. The updated planning documents include Title VI Plan, Participation Plan, Language Assistance Plan, and Environmental Justice Plan.


June 2019 TIP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted several amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program(TIP) regarding transit improvements on June 26, 2019.


February 2019 TIP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted several amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on February 27, 2019.


December 2018 Safety Targets Adopted for 2019

The CORE MPO Board adopted to support the Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 Safety Targets at the December 12, 2018 meeting. The targets have been incorporated into Mobility 2040 Appendix B and the FY 2018–2021 Transportation Improvement Program Appendix F.


December 2018 MTP and TIP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted the amendment to the 2040 MTP and the amendments to the FY 2018–2021 TIP at the December 12, 2018 meeting for various projects.


October 2018 TIP Amendment Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted the amendment to the FY 2018 – 2021 TIP at the October 24, 2018 meeting to program the awarded Section 5339c grant funds for CAT's vehicle purchase.