Transportation planning provides the information, tools, and public involvement needed for improving multimodal transportation system performance. It is a continuous process that requires monitoring of the system's performance and condition. Since the 1960s, the Federal government has tied the availability of funding to the requirement for urbanized areas of certain size to have a Comprehensive, Continuous, and Cooperative process (the 3 Cs). In the 1970s, the Federal government prescribed that the process would be handled by a policy board, generally called a Metropolitan Planning Organization, in each area. Transportation planning for the Savannah area is carried out by the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (CORE MPO). The CORE MPO Board consists of local elected and appointed officials, as well as modal representatives.


The CORE MPO's transportation planning process is comprehensive in that it involves detailed examinations of all travel modes in the area, as well as land use relationships; it is cooperative in that it involves representatives of many agencies, elected officials, and the general public; and it is continuing in that it is kept current to address changing transportation issues and problems.


There are several federally-required documents that CORE MPO must produce for the transportation planning process - Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Unified Planning Work Porgram (UPWP), Congestion Management Process (CMP), Participation Plan, and Title VI program.


CORE MPO also conducts special transportation studies based on the regional and local needs as a part of the transportation planning process.


If you live or work in Chatham, Bryan or Effingham County, we want to hear from you!

The Coastal Region (CORE) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of developing our Metropolitan Transportation Plan, for the Savannah metropolitan region.

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a comprehensive, multimodal “blueprint” for transportation systems and services aimed at meeting the mobility needs of the metropolitan area through the next 20+ years.

Plans, projects, programs, and policies are proposed as transportation recommendations that reflect solutions to improve the overall quality of life for residents in the area.

We have developed a short 5 minute survey (survey in Spanish) to get to know your thoughts on issues that will affect development of the plan.


Latest News

June 2018 TIP Amendment Adopted to Incorporate Performance Based Planning and Safety Targets

The CORE MPO Board adopted amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program on June 27, 2018 to incorporate the safety targets as part of the performance based planning and programming process.


June 2018 TIP Amendments Adopted for US 80 Bridges Replacement and Ferry Grant

The CORE MPO Board adopted amendments to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program on June 27, 2018 to incorporate the right-of-way phases of US 80 Bridges Replacement and to include CAT's Ferry Grant Program.


MAY 2018 TIP AMENDMENTS

CORE MPO adopted amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program on May 22, 2018 to incorporate the right-of-way and construction phases of I-16 at SR307.


FEBRUARY 2018 TIP AMENDMENTS

CORE MPO adopted amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program on February 28, 2018 for three projects - I-16 Widening from I-95 to I-516, I-16 at I-95 Interchange Reconstruction, and SR 144 EB FROM S OF CR 100 TO S OF CR 154.


OCTOBER 2017 TIP AMENDMENTS ADOPTED

The CORE MPO Board adopted amendments to the FY 2018 - 2021 TIP at the meeting held on October 25, 2017 for a project - PI 532370, SR 144 EB FROM S OF CR 100 TO S OF CR 154.


AUGUST 2017 MTP AND TIP AMENDMENTS ADOPTED

The CORE MPO Board adopted amendments to the 2040 MTP, amendments to the FY 2015 - 2018 TIP, and amendments to the FY 2018 - 2021 TIP for two projects - SR 404 SPUR/US 17 at BACK RIVER and SR 404 SPUR/US 17 FM NE OF SAVANNAH HARBOR PKWY TO BACK at the meeting held on August 23, 2017.


FY 2018-2021 TIP Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted the FY 2018 - 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 28, 2017 meeting. The new TIP includes multi-modal transportation improvement projects programmed for funding in fiscal years 2018-2021.

CORE MPO Adopted FY 2019 UPWP

The CORE MPO Board adopted the FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on February 28, 2018. The adopted FY 2019 UPWP is available for review.


CORE MPO Adopted FY 2018 UPWP

The CORE MPO Board adopted the FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on February 22, 2017. The adopted FY 2018 UPWP is available for review.

June 2018 MTP Amendment Adopted to Incorporate Performance Based Planning and Safety Targets

The CORE MPO Board adopted amendments to the 2040 Mobility Plan on June 27, 2018 to incorporate the safety targets as part of the performance based planning and programming process.


2040 MTP Amendments Adopted for US 80 Bridges Replacement

The CORE MPO Board adopted proposed amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan on June 27, 2018 to incorporate the right-of-way phase of US 80 Bridges Replacement into Cost Band one.


2040 MTP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted proposed amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at the May 22, 2018 meeting. The updates are to amend the right-of-way and construction phases of I-16 at SR 307 into the plan.


2040 MTP Amendments Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted proposed amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) at the June 28, 2017 meeting. The updates are to ensure consistency between the 2040 MTP and FY 2018-2021 TIP.


Modifications to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan Adopted

The CORE MPO Board adopted proposed modifications to the 2040 Total Mobility Plan (the Metropolitan Transportation Plan or “MTP”) at the Mar 9, 2016 meeting. These modifications address the new portions of the recently expanded planning area (including Richmond Hill in Bryan County and some of Effingham County).


Contact Information
Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
110 East State Street, P.O. Box 8246, Savannah, GA 31412-8246
Phone: 912-651-1440 Fax: 912-651-1480
Email: Transportation Planning