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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Latest News ...

TIP Amendments for Review and Comment

CORE MPO is requesting the public to review and provide comments on proposed amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The formal comment period starts on November 25, 2019 and written comments on the proposed TIP amendments will be accepted until close of business on December 11, 2019. Please send your comments to Wykoda Wang. For additional public involvement opportunities for the TIP amendments, please see the public notice.


Call for Plans and Studies

CORE MPO has announced a call for plans and studies to initiate the development of the FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program.


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.


FY 2020 UPWP Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted the FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program on February 27, 2019. The FY 2020 UPWP is the proposed MPO staff work program for the coming fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.


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.