Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Go Douglas - Great OpportunitiesThe Douglas County Board of Commissioners initiated the development of its first ever 25-year Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in collaboration with the cities of Austell, Douglasville, and Villa Rica to tackle transportation issues on a county-wide basis. This unprecedented plan will serve as a blueprint for transportation investments for the county and cities for the next 25 years. The first ever CTP document supports transportation decision making and transportation policy. The CTP intended use is to provide guidance and framework for development of the County’s subsequent updates of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Purpose

The purpose of the CTP is to evaluate current and future demands for transportation in light of current and predicted residential and business growth over the next 25 years. The CTP process analyzed:

  • Alternative transportation opportunities (bike, pedestrian, transit, etc.)
  • Complete access to transportation
  • Congestion issues
  • Current and future land use planning
  • Effects on the environment and air quality
  • Existing road system maintenance
  • New construction needs

Citizen Involvement

Public and citizen input was an important element of the CTP planning process with instrumental involvement from:

  • Agencies
  • Businesses
  • Industries
  • Institutions
  • Residents

Transportation Plan Consultant Team MeetingThe Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan was adopted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on November 3, 2009.

Consultant Team

The Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Consultant Team consists of:

  • Planners for Environmental Quality (PEQ), Incorporated
  • URS Corporation
  • Wilbur Smith Associates