From the Gainesville Times:
A Hall County planning group gave its final OK this morning to the area's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
The document, which cites some $2.1 billion in transportation projects, with funding coming from federal, state and local sources, will remain the county's long-range plan for the next four years.
The plan must be updated every four years to comply with federal air quality standards.
It features mostly road widening projects, but work also focuses on transit, intersection, bicycle, pedestrian and bridge improvements.
The plan "is more than just solving congestion. It's about mobility," said Jeff Carroll, South Carolina-based consultant for the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Well said, Mr. Carroll, and kudos to the Georgia Mountains MPO for its efforts toward a balanced transportation infrastructure.