Starting at the end of September, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will attend a festival in every GDOT district to gather input via survey for the upcoming 2050 Statewide Transportation Plan (SWTP)/2020 Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan (SSTP). Festival attendees will be able to visit staff at our information booth to learn about  the SWTP/SSTP update and will also be encouraged to fill out a short survey.

The festivals and dates that GDOT will be attending are listed below:

Festival Location Date(s) of GDOT Attendance
Georgia’s Big Red Apple Festival Cornelia, Habersham County 9/28/2019
Atlanta Streets Alive – Southwest Atlanta, Fulton County 9/29/2019
Odum Homecoming Odum, Wayne County 10/5/2019
Coosa Valley Fair Rome, Floyd County 10/5/2019
Shady Days in Gay Gay, Meriwether County 10/5-10/6/2019
Kaolin Festival Sandersville, Washington County 10/12/19
Georgia Peanut Festival Sylvester, Worth County 10/19/2019

The SWTP/SSTP is a document that guides how the State invests in its transportation system. This plan considers the status of all aspects of the State’s transportation system, including highways, bridges, transit, rail, airports, ports/waterways, and bicycle/pedestrian networks. The recommended funding plan outlined in the document will consider funding needs from now until 2050. The SWTP is a federally-mandated document, while the SSTP is state-mandated.

The final report is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020. There will be two stages of public involvement during this process; the Needs and Preferences survey during the fall of 2019 and a transportation trade-offs survey in the winter of 2019/spring of 2020.

If you are unable to attend one of  these festivals above, you can also visit the project website here for more information and to fill out the survey online. The survey is being offered in both English and Spanish and will be available through October 20, 2019. Any question or comments can be sent to SSTP@dot.ga.gov.

Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and its environment. 

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