Plans and Documents

Planning Documents 

BATS  develops and maintains four (4) major planning documents in accordance with the continuous, cooperative and comprehensive planning process detailed in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law No. 114-94 and carried forward into the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)/ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP),  the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), and the Public Participation Plan (PPP).  These documents are needed to meet federal, and state standards for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). 


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MTP is the single most important document produced by the MPO. It governs the expenditures of Federal and State highway dollars, including priority based transportation investments to address current and long range needs.  

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is adopted annually by the Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) and identifies the major transportation planning activities to be undertaken for the coming year. An important element of the UPWP is the continuing update and maintenance of land use, demographic, and travel data needed to apply the regional travel demand model, which forecasts travel demands based on population and employment projections along with transportation facilities and services.

The draft FY 2024 UPWP is open for a 30-day public comment period from December 12, 2022 – January 11, 2023. The draft UPWP and comment form can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

The current BATS FY 2023 UPWP can be viewed below.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a comprehensive transportation planning document that lists all Federal, State, and locally funded transportation projects within the MPO’s planning area which, for the BATS, encompasses all of Glynn County and the City of Brunswick. All modes of transportation and transportation infrastructure are contained within the TIP, including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, bridges, and public transit, among others. The TIP is a short-range plan, required by federal regulation to be updated a minimum of every four years. The development of the TIP is coordinated with the GDOT, and projects funded within the TIP must also be included in the MTP.

The BATS FY 2021-2024 TIP was administratively modified to include include PI 532650- SR 25/US 17 FROM CR 415/HARRY DRIGGERS BLVD TO SR 99 - PH II with detailed project sheet. These changes were recommended by the GDOT Office of Planning on July 7, 2022. The TIP was also recommended for an administrative modification by the GDOT Office of Planning on August 8, 2022. The modification included updates to the program year for the Construction (CST) and Utilities (UTL) phases. The updated TIP documents can be viewed below.

The BATS FY 2021-2024 TIP has been amended to facilitate requests from the GDOT Office of Planning made on February 18, 2022 to include a new project, PI # 0008038 and on March 31, 2022, to incorporate funding changes for PIs #0013745 and #0016985, along with the new Carbon Reduction program funds. A public comment period for the proposed changes was held from April 11, 2022 through May 11, 2022. The BATS Policy Committee approved Amendments #3 and #4 on June 13, 2022. The updated document can be viewed below.

The FY 2021-2024 TIP was amended on September 10, 2021, to include updated budget totals for PI # 0013745. The 2021-2024 TIP also was administratively modified to include updated program years of funding for PI # 0013745 and PI # 0014914. The updated document can be viewed below.

Public Participation Plan (PPP) 

The Public Participation Plan provides clear directive for agency and public involvement activities relating to BATS. The PPP must comply with federal regulations as outlined in 23 C.F.R. 450 and U.S.C. 134, with Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  

Transit Planning

Special PL Funding Studies

 Other Plans and Documents