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Complete the 2020 Census Today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day. Make sure your community gets the resources it needs!

U.S. Census 2020- Shape Your Future. Start Here! Visit Census website.

2020 People's Choice Award

Friday, September 11, 2020

Our own Columbus Riverwalk – on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus – is in the running for the 2020 People's Choice Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Riverwalk is one of just 12 projects from across the country selected in regional competitions and now vying for the national title in AASHTO's America's Transportation Awards.

Vote today and every 24 hours through October 25th to not only bring this top honor home to Georgia again, but to also win a $10,000 cash award for a charity to be announced.

Vote now! Click the image below and vote for the Columbus Riverwalk!

Vote for the Columbus Riverwalk to win a People's Choice Award

JR Allen Parkway Study

Friday, June 12, 2020

The purpose of this study is to examine this freeway/major arterial and to determine how to alleviate traffic congestion along the J.R. Allen Parkway corridor, while also improving access to transit shelters, connecting the pedestrian sidewalk network, and making considerations for bicycle facility/amenity investments.

Please visit to learn more and get involved!

2nd Avenue Streetscapes

On November 27, 2018, the Council of Columbus, Georgia voted to enter into a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a transportation study on Second (2nd) Avenue.

The project limits along 2nd Avenue start from the north at the intersection of 45th Street / Manchester Expressway and 2nd Avenue south to the intersection of 19th Street and 2nd Avenue.

Please visit our website for more information.

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.

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 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

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

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 or if you have any questions or want to be involved.

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