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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. 

PTASD Safety Plan Adopted
At the May 5, 2021 meeting of the CBMPO Policy Committee, the following Public Transit Agency Safety Plan was adopted.
GDOT PTASD Safety Plan

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

The annually-adopted work program for the Cartersville-Bartow County Metropolitan Planning Organization lays out the work to be performed in the coming year and discusses the work accomplished in the previous year. The fiscal year for the UPWP begins January 1 and ends December 31 of each year. Approval of the document also took place at the regular meeting of the CBMPO Policy Committee on November 4, 2020.

FY 21 Unified Planning Work Program FINAL


Project Updates as of August 31, 2021

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