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Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study (MACORTS) is the cooperative urban transportation planning body for an area including Athens-Clarke County, portions of southern Madison County and northern Oconee County.  MACORTS has scheduled public informational meetings for the public to review and comment upon proposed amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan and the FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program.  These documents outline planned transportation improvements for the long and short term. This review and public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review of comment on the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and/or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements as established by the Federal Transit Administration.  

Public comment will be accepted November 20 – December 19, 2017
concerning proposed changes to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan and the FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program.  The proposed change is to be made to incorporate safety performance measures and targets into the documents as required by the federal government.  MACORTS is proposing to support the safety performance targets identified by the Georgia Department of Transportation in planning and programming projects.  


Public information meetings** have been scheduled for:

Oconee County, 5:00 -7:00 PM, Monday, November 27, 2017
Oconee Veterans Park, Community Room ,3500 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA  

Madison County, 3:00- 500 PM, Tuesday , November 28, 2017
Madison County Government Annex, Public Meeting Room, 91 Albany Avenue, Danielsville, GA     
Athens-Clarke County,4:00 – 6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Athens-Clarke County Planning Department Lobby, 120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, Georgia

**The public information meetings will be drop-in with no formal presentation.
Staff will be available to provide information and answer questions about these amendments at the meeting.**

LRTP & TIP  Amendment Information:

Proposed Amendments to MACORTS 2040 LRTP & FY 2018-2021 TIP

Public Comment Form for Proposed Amendments to 2040 LRTP & FY18-21 TIP
Incorporation of Safety Performance Measures and Targets

Frequently asked Questions for Amendments to 2040 LRTP &FY 18-21 TIP
Incorporate Safety Performance Measure & Targets

Public Involvement Questionnaire
The draft amendment information is also available at the following locations:
Madison County Planning & Zoning Office - 91 Albany Avenue, Danielsville
Athens-Clarke County Planning Department - 120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens
Oconee County Planning & Code Enforcement Dept. – 1291 Greensboro Highway, Rm A108, Watkinsville
You may e-mail comments directly to MACORTS Staff at, complete the form below, or deliver them to any of the aforementioned locations.     

Additional information can be attained by calling Sherry McDuffie in the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department at (706) 613-3515.     A qualified interpreter for the hearing impaired or those with limited English proficiency is available upon request at least three (3) days in advance of the meeting.  Please call (706) 613-3110, [TDD (706) 613-3114] to request an interpreter.


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