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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. 


Project Updates as of June 30, 2020

Draft  FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Announced
Public input is being sought regarding the listing of projects to be funded over the next four state fiscal years running July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024. The CBMPO Technical Coordinating Committee and Policy Committee will be discussing these project proposals over the course of the next five months. Public input is being sought until September 7, 2020. A final vote on the list of projects is scheduled to take place November 4, 2020 at the regular scheduled meeting of the CBMPO Policy Committee.

Air Quality Modeling is Updated - Public Input Sought
Bartow County is part of the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta air shed. As such, projects that add capacity to the overall transportation network must be included in the modeling done to ensure that our air quality meets federal standards. From time to time the model is amended to reflect changes in the project list and schedules.  Amendment 1 is undergoing public review and comment until August 19, 2020. 

The changes pertaining to the CBMPO can be found on page 6 of the ‘change list’ document linked on the main website. They cover two widenings on I-75 (0007893 and 0007894) which were previously not modeled as well as a widening on SR 140 that needed to be shifted from the 2020 network year to the 2030 network year to more accurately match the open to traffic year. These changes were locked in when the Atlanta Regional Commission staff commenced modeling a few months ago, so the details may have changed since then. If that’s the case, the changes will be reflected through amendment 2 – which is currently under development and is targeted for action items in March 2021.

Comments may be directed to Patrick Bradshaw with the Atlanta Regional Commission via email at or telephone message at  470.378.1563.

FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program DRAFT

Letter to property owners surrounding Red Top Mountain roundabout project

Citizen Inquiry about Road Safety - Response

EPA proposes to retain National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)  
Summary of Proposal


Bartow County residents will be seeing new roundabouts under construction . To assist drivers with the use of this traffic control device the following resources are provided:

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