BATS Organization

Overview 


The Glynn County Department of Community Development was designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Brunswick Urbanized Area on January 15, 1992. The 
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines the intent and purpose of the Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS). In addition, the BATS By-laws serves as a guide and operations manual for those who participate directly in the Brunswick Area Transportation Study. It is designed to be a source of reference which members can become familiar with organizational rules and procedures.   
  

BATS MPO Structure


The Brunswick Area Transportation Study operates under a  three-committee structure. A Policy Committee (PC) which consists of elected officials and decision makers from participating jurisdictions, along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and federal and state agencies. A Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) with technical staff from participating jurisdictions and agencies, along with GDOT. A Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) which is made up interested citizens.
    
The MPO Policy Committee receives input from two standing committees: the Technical Coordinating Committee and the Citizen Advisory Committee. In addition, the Committee includes a representative of each of the two Glynn County Planning Commissions. 
The Policy Committee meets approximately six times each year, normally in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Meetings are held in the second floor meeting room at the Harold Pate Building, 1725 Reynolds Street in Brunswick

The Technical Coordinating Committee and the Citizen Advisory Committee normally meet six times a year, usually about ten days before the meeting of the MPO Policy Committee. Meetings for the TCC are normally held in the second floor meeting room at the Harold Pate Building, 1725 Reynolds Street in Brunswick.

In addition, citizen participation is an important part of the transportation planning process and is guided by federal and state rules. In addition to the Citizen Advisory Committee, the process includes public workshops and hearings as means to disseminate information about activities and decisions that are made with respect to transportation. The MPO follows principles and procedures outlined in the Public Participation Plan.

All meeting notices and agendas are posted in the calendar section of this website. These meetings are not currently shown on Cable TV. 

Title VI Discrimination 


" No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits, of, or be subjected to the discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financia
l assistance."

Title VI Polices and Forms 

 
Use the links below to review additional organizational documents that create the framework for the BATS committees as well as the Federal, State and Local laws that govern the planning process.