Glossary of Terms and Documents

  • MPO - Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • FHWA - Federal Highway Administration
  • FTA - Federal Transit Administration
  • GDOT - Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Twenty Year Transportation Plan - 'the Plan' or the 'Regional Transportation Plan' - the Long Range Transportation Plan for MACORTS. Socio-economic data updated every five years. Document updated every 10 years with latest census data.
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Three year work program for transportation projects. Updated annually.
  • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - Annual work program for the MPO.
  • TRANPLAN, TP+, VIPER - Transportation Planning Models used to determine future traffic volumes.
  • Traffic Volume Map - Map produced annually by the MPO showing current traffic volumes throughout the region.
  • Volume to Capacity Ratio (V/C Ratio) - Ratio which shows the amount of traffic on the road in relation to the capacity of the road to hold traffic.



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