Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
The Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) MPO includes all of Glynn County. Updated every five years as required by Federal and State laws and regulations, the BATS MPO must develop a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) that addresses no less than a 20-year transportation planning horizon. The purpose of the MTP is to encourage and promote the safe and efficient management, operation, and development of a cost-feasible intermodal transportation system that will serve the mobility needs of people and freight, the system should also foster economic growth and development within the BATS MPO boundary, including the enhancement of travel and tourism. The MTP must include long- and short-range strategies consistent with Federal, State, and local goals and objectives.
Included in the MTP is the St. Simons Island Sector Area Study. While growth is a common occurrence, roadway and transportation infrastructure improvements on St. Simons Island have not kept up with this growing pace of development. Recognizing that growth pressures have returned to the the island, including both residential and commercial developments, Glynn County has asked to emphasize a sector of the MPO area for a refined study. The St. Simons Island Sector Area Study element of the MTP will:
- Look to identify the current state of St. Simons Island’s major roadways, intersections, and island access;
- Evaluate the current roadway network for the design year horizon and potential development;
- Evaluate and recommend corridor improvements given that growth; and
- Provide development mitigation strategies to help Glynn County manage future development impacts.
The BATS MPO MTP will include:
• Regional transportation goals, objectives and performance measures
• Analysis assessing the existing and future transportation system in the BATS MPO
• Cost Constrained
BRUNSWICK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICEOn July 1, 2020 BATS opened a 30-day public comment period for the draft 2045 MTP with St. Simons Island Sector Study. The The draft plan documents can be viewed using the links below:
The draft documents are also available at the following locations:
- Glynn County Community Development Department
1725 Reynolds Street, Suite 200
Brunswick, GA 31520
- Marshes of Glynn Libraries – Brunswick Branch
208 Gloucester Street - Heritage Room
Brunswick, GA 31520
- Marshes of Glynn Libraries – Saint Simons Island Branch
530A Beachview Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
- City of Brunswick – City Hall
601 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Previous UpdatesThe third round of public meetings were combined into one online meeting. This meeting provided the latest project information including the identified locations of concern and possible projects. The meeting took place on April 29, 2020. This meeting provided the latest project information including the identified locations of concern and possible projects.
The presentation and recording of the meeting can be found by clicking the following links:
Presentation Workshop Slides (4/29/2020)
Recording of 2045 BATS MPO MTP Public Meeting 3
The second round of public information meetings took place on March 6, 2020. The project team reviewed the results of the existing conditions analysis and other survey:
Community Impact Survey - A survey to gather feedback from the community a out local goals and objectives was open from October 2019 to February 2020. The collected information is being incorporated into the MTP Update.
The presentation and maps that were presented can be found by clicking the following links:
- Presentation Workshop Slides (12/12/2019)
- Draft Goals and Objectives (12/12/2019)
- Memorandum about 2045 Socioeconomic Data for BATS/Glynn County (12/12/2019)
Have a general question or comment about the Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Metropolitan Transportation Plan? Let us know by submitting a comment.
Questions and comments can also be emailed or mailed to:
Community Impact Survey – An initial survey to gather feedback from the community about local goals and objectives was open from October 2019 to February 2020. The collected information is being incorporated into the MTP Update. Thank you to everyone who participated in the online survey.
A second survey was open from April 29 to May 6, 2020. The collected information was used to guide the project prioritization in the MTP update.