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.
Work on Keith Road to commence week of March 29
Bartow County Road Department will be improving the section of Keith Road lying between Scarlett Oak Drive and Habersham Circle. Work will commence the week of March 29 and take approximately two months to complete, weather permitting. For more information contact the Road Department at 770-387-5140.
Administrative Modification Announced - 2021 Safety Performance Measures adopted
The FAST Act requires the CBMPO adhere to performance measures relating to traffic and to road and bridge maintenance. Each year the CBMPO is required to address safety performance measures regarding traffic in the following areas:
5-year moving average traffic fatalities by number and rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
5-year moving average serious traffic injuries by number and rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
5-year moving average non-motorist fatalities and serious injuries by number
The updated resolution for 2021
Did You Know? - Distracted Driving
When a person reads a text while driving, their eyes are off the road for an average of five seconds according to the Transportation Research Board. At 55 miles per hour, that is like driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
Distracted driving continues to be an increasing problem. Crashes involving a known distracted driver killed 3 people over a recent six-year period in Bartow County and resulted in 478 crashes. Distracted driving is suspected in 7,841 crashes during the same time period, 2013-2019.
Transportation Planning Documents Updated
The CBMPO Technical Coordinating Committee and Policy Committee are happy to present this list of projects receiving federal and state funding over the next four years.. This list of projects was formally adopted by the CBMPO Policy Committee on November 4, 2020.
FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program FINAL
FY 21 Unified Planning Work Program FINAL
Project Updates as of March 31, 2021
Citizen Inquiry about Road Safety - Response
EPA proposes to retain National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)
Summary of Proposal
ROUNDABOUTS AND YOU
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:
- How Roundabouts Work (video link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJDjaa25Co
Tips for Driving a Roundabout https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/civil/roundabouts4.htm
FHWA Roundabouts and Mini-roundabouts https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/
AARP Information on Roundabouts https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/livability-factsheet-modern-roundabouts.html
- AARP Livability Factsheet - Modern Roundabouts
USDOT Roundabouts-An Informational Guide https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/00067/00067.pdf
Roundabouts General Info - CBMPO presentation on Roundabouts given April 2016
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.
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