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.

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Project Updates as of February 28, 2018

Work on the US 411 Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor (PI# 13238) continues

Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation report that the efforts to determine a final alignment for the project corridor are well underway. The consultanting firm, Hatch Mott McDonald, is planning to present their findings to the public in a series of meetings to be held later this year. The current project schedule is as follows:

 July 27, 2017

 Citizen Advisory Committee meeting to review findings and gather input from a steering committee of affected governments, agencies and organizations

Thursday, August 24th

 Public Information Open House for the general public to drop in and have concerns heard and receive information about the project

 Late 2018

 The project concept is approved after receiving and evaluating all input received from the public and concerned agencies and organizations

 November 2020

 Begin the process of acquiring Right-of-Way on the route selected for the roadway.

 Late 2022

 Let the project to construction

With this timeline, it would be possible to have the public travelling on the new roadway sometime in 2025.

Information about the project is also available on the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor website,

Draft EIS for Atlanta-Chattanooga High Speed Rail project is available

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in cooperation with GDOT and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), has released a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Atlanta to Chattanooga High Speed Ground Transportation Project (the Project). The Project is a proposed, new high-speed intercity passenger rail service corridor that would connect Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Tier 1 DEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508).

The Tier 1 DEIS, Executive Summary, and supporting background information are available on the project website at: The Tier 1 DEIS is a program-level document outlining the purpose and need for the Project; assesses all reasonable corridor alternatives for the proposed action, including a No-Build Alternative; provides a broad assessment of potential impacts; and presents the outcomes of public and agency coordination that were considered in the assessment and decision-making processes. If a corridor alternative is selected in the Tier 1 Final EIS/Record of Decision, the Project could advance into the Tier 2 NEPA process for further analysis. 



Tom Sills, AICP
Transportation Planner

135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
1st 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 17,2018 - CANCELLED
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
June 20, 2018
July 18, 2018
August 15, 2018
September 19, 2018
October 17, 2018
November TBD, if needed
December TBD, if needed

Policy Committee
Bartow County Administrative Center
Community Development Conference Room, Suite 124
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date: Second month of each calendar quarter on the first Wednesday
Time: 2:00 pm

February 7, 2018 - CANCELLED
*March 7, 2018 - CALLED SPECIAL TIME 3:00 PM
May 2, 2018
August 1, 2018
November 7, 2018

*Called meeting, as necessary