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Planning News


Coronavirus Announcement

Monday, March 16, 2020

In light of the recent health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, the Planning Department has taken some steps to protect our citizens needing to conduct business with our department, while at the same time protecting our team members. Beginning today, March 16th, the Planning Department has implemented a Work From Home policy for those team members wishing to do so. Each member will be monitoring their emails in case you would like to contact them about a question or need further information. Team members may also be reached by calling their direct numbers. Refer to our Department Contact Information for a member's contact information.


With these forms of communication available, we are asking that the general public keep their visits to our office to a minimum. Our office will still be opened from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. A team member will be in the office to answer general questions or to put you in touch with a member that can directly answer your questions. Any need for a scheduled meeting with a team member or others will first be handled by a conference call. Actual face-to-face meetings will be determined on a case-by-case bases.


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we all go through this difficult time. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns on this matter. Thank you.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director


Census Day 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Census Day 2020 is April 1, 2020! The United States Census Bureau uses April 1, 2020 as it's "reference day" meaning that you and your neighbors are counted where you live on April 1, 2020. Census Day is also a celebration of the time and effort from all levels of government and community that makes the Census possible. Visit census.georgia.gov for more information about the 2020 US Census!


UPWP 30 Day Comment/Review Period

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The 2021 UPWP (Unified Planning Work Program) document is available for review and comment from the general public; Click here to download it.


The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Report lists the transportation studies and tasks to be performed by the C-PCMPO staff


Please direct all comments to CPCMPO@columbusga.org


TMA Certification

Friday, March 13, 2020

Every four years, the United State Department of Transportation (USDOT) conducts a review of the Columbus-Phenix City region's transportation planning process. Reviews focus on compliance with federal regulations and is an opportunity to identify challenges, successes and experiences of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Alabama Department of Transportation, METRA, PEX, and other key planning and implementation agencies. As the MPO for a five (5) county region (All of Muscogee and Chattahoochee and a portion of Harris County in Georgia, and parts of Lee and Russell Counties in Alabama), C-PCTS MPO is the agency ultimately responsible for ensuring a successful outcome to the certification review process. As part of the process, the public is invited to share their comments. We welcome your input on how the planning process is currently functioning and how to improve the process.


Visit our TMA Certification website to review the presentation and informational document. You may submit any feedback via the TMA Certification website.


Community Canvass Volunteer Training

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

We would like to invite everyone to participate in volunteer community outreach training March 11th, 12th, and 13th with the 2020 Hispanic Outreach Complete Count Committee. Help us get a Complete Count! For more details, review the Community Canvass Volunteer Training flyer.


¡El Censo 2020 ya casi está aquí!
Nos gustaría invitar a todos a participar en la capacitación de alcance comunitario voluntario con el Comité de conteo completo de alcance hispano 2020. ¡Ayúdanos a obtener un conteo completo! Para más información, revise el Recorrido Comunitario Adiestramiento de Voluntarios folleto.


Proposed Bus Service Changes Comment Period

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Our friends at METRA Transit System would like to announce a public comment period and two public hearings regarding proposed bus service changes in your community. The two public hearings will take place at the METRA Transit Main Office (814 Linwood Boulevard) March 12th and March 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.


For more information, view the proposed bus service changes information packet.


Ready, Set, 2020 Census!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Join us for "Ready, Set, 2020 Census!" Saturday, Febraury 22nd at the Columbus Public Library! This event will feature a bilingual community panel discussing the importance of and answering your questions about the upcoming 2020 Census. For more information, view the event's flyer or contact Britt.Addie@Columbusga.org.


2020 Census Awareness Operations

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Your Columbus Planning Department, in partnership with the US Census Bureau and our local Complete Count Committee, will be attending events around the community to help raise awareness of the upcoming 2020 Census. Getting an accurate count for the 2020 Census is important because it determines, among many things, the level of funding for education, health care and other social services in your community. View our calendar to see where we're going next!


Final 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization has finalized the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). We would like to thank all that have contributed into the creation of this important document that will help guide transportation infrastructure development in your community. View the finalized 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.


Census 2020 Major Field Operations

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The 2020 Census is here!
 
The Census Bureau has announced the start of it's first major field operation for the 2020 Census; please read the media release for more information. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Census!


Columbus Complete Count Committee

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Columbus Consolidated Government, in partnership with the US Census Bureau, is excited to announce the formation of our Complete Count Committee. The Complete Count Committee will help tailor outreach efforts, particularly to hard to count communities, and help the Census Bureau accomplish it's goal of "counting everyone once, only once and in the right place". Please contact britt.addie@columbusga.org or Wilkinson.rex@columbusga.org if you have any questions or want to be involved.


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