Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)


The Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization (CB-MPO) is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for Bartow County. The CB-MPO conducts the federally mandated transportation planning process for the Cartersville Urbanized Area as identified in the 2010 U.S. Census.

An important part of this planning process is the public’s participation in developing long term goals and setting short term priorities for the County’s transportation system. We invite you to review the information and plans provided here, and provide us with your thoughts and feedback at anytime regarding the transportation issues facing our area.
As a new MPO, we must establish several documents that describe how we are going to move forward with the transportation planning process from this point on. These documents are in draft  and final form and available for your review using the link to 'Planning Documents' provided in the left column. We welcome your comments.
Please direct or send your comments to Tom Sills using the contact information provided on this page.

NOTE: Requests For Qualifications for CBMPO Projects are being sought - NEW

Those interested in submitting proposals on the Allatoona Community sidewalk project can get information on the respective bid opportunity at the MPO Public Hearings and Notices page.


Project Updates as of April 30, 2019

Transportation Alternatives Program - Call for Projects Announced

Another grant round for project applications to the Transportation Alternatives Program is being announced by GDOT. Information about the TAP program and the Call for Projects is available online at:

Eligible projects listed on the TAP program website include:

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

  • Connect and develop documented regional or statewide non-motorized transportation networks
  • Are appropriate for the need and user types targeted
  • Benefit state tourism or economic development initiatives
  • If locally significant, have strong transportation connection and involve planning efforts or serve as connectors to regional networks
  • Are a priority on GDOT, county or regional non-motorized transportation plans
  • Address documented pedestrian/bike deficiencies
  • Are part of a broader non-TAP funded non-motorized system

Streetscape Improvements 

  • Are located in established traditional downtowns or historic districts
  • Use a creative design approach that enhances pedestrian safety and takes into account the community identity, history, context, and the human environment
  • Accomplish multiple goals (traffic calming, enhancement, aesthetics, pedestrian safety, tied with other initiatives, etc.)
  • Receive input and support from citizens, local businesses, economic developers, traffic engineers, etc.

 Safe Routes to School Program

  • Meet the requirements under section 1404 of the SAFETEA-LU

Please feel free to contact the MPO for more information.

Notification regarding provision of service

Requests for reasonable modification of the policies of the MPO or of the Bartow County Transit Department can sent to the following addresses for consideration. While every request may not prove to be feasible, nevertheless, the receipt of the request will be acknowledged.

Contact Information:

MPO Policies and Procedures
Tom Sills, CBMPO Transportation Planner
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120

ph. (770) 607-6265

Bartow County Transit Policies and Procedures
Weldon Dudley, Director
Bartow County Transit Department
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
ph. (770) 387-5165


Tom Sills, AICP
Transportation Planner


135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
First Floor - Suite 124

Technical Coordinating Committee

Bartow County Administrative Center
Community Development Conference Room, Suite 124
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date: Third Wednesday of Each Month
Time: 10:00 am

January 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17,  2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 17, 2019
August 21, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December TBD, if needed

Policy Committee
Bartow County Administrative Center
Zoning Hearing Room, First Floor
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date: Second month of each calendar quarter on the first Wednesday
Time: 2:00 pm

February 6, 2019
May 1, 2019
August 7, 2019
November 6, 2019

*Called meeting, as necessary