Welcome to the MaconMPO


The Macon MPO also known as Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) is the regional organization that plans for federal transportation funds for State & Federal highways, public transit, rail, bikeways, trails, and sidewalks to move people & goods in Macon-Bibb County and parts of Monroe & Jones Counties in Georgia. 

Announcing the
MATS 2050 Freight Study

The Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning Commission is in the process of completing a Regional Freight Network Plan for the Macon Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (MATS MPO).  This project began in January 2024, and will run through June 30, 2025.  

Click here to see the project website, including a map outlining the plan's study area, and a timeline describing key tasks involved in the study. Each of the tasks will help MATS and the project team assess regional freight needs, strengths, challenges and opportunities through the year 2050.

As part of this study, we're looking for your input on what are the greatest opportunities and most important challenges for developing a regional freight strategy.  Click here to take the survey!

NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD
FOR PROPOSOED AMENDMENTS TO THE
MATS FY 2024 – 2027 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM and
 MATS 2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Notice is hereby given that the Macon Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (MATS MPO) intends to amend the FY 2024 - 2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), at the meeting of their Policy Committee on

August 7, 2024.

Copies of the proposed amendments can be downloaded from the links below, or obtained at the Macon-Bibb Co. Planning & Zoning Commission (3661 Eisenhower Parkway Suite MB104, Macon, GA 31206).

Click here for the proposed AMENDED MATS FY 2024 - 2027 TIP

Click here for the proposed AMENDED MATS 2050 MTP Ch. 6 - Roads and Bridges Projects

Click here for the proposed AMENDED MATS 2050 MTP Ch. 8 - Fiscal Assessment

Between May 10, 2024 and May 21, 2024, Georgia Dept. of Transportation – Office of Planning Division advised MATS that there were amendments required to the MATS MPO FY 2024 – 2027 TIP and 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan in order to reflect the following:

  • ADD NEW GDOT PROJECT #0020213 (SR 247/US 129 Southbound & Northbound at Norfolk Southern Bridge #729382R), in the amount of $22,650,000 ($18,120 Federal; 4,530,000 State) to the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (Ch. 6, Table 6-2, Item #20), including $2,150,000 ($1,720,000 Federal; $430,000 State) added to the FY 2024 – 2027 MATS TIP, for Preliminary Engineering phase in FY 2025 and anticipated Right Of Way Acquisition phase in FY 2027. This project replaces the bridge located on SR 247/US 129 (aka Hawkinsville Rd.) between Liberty Church Rd. and Griffin Rd.
  • ADD NEW GDOT PROJECT #0020345 (I-16 from SR 22 in Bibb County to SR 96 in Twiggs County), in the amount of $425,000 ($340,000 Federal; $85,000 State) to both the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (Ch. 6, Table 6-2, Item #21) and the FY 2024 – 2027 MATS TIP for Construction Phase in FY 2025 related to electric vehicle charging stations, under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.
  • ADD MACON-BIBB COUNTY PLEASANT HILL RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES PLANNING GRANT, in the amount of $600,000 ($500,000 Federal; $100,000 State) to the FY 2024 – 2027 MATS TIP in a new Appendix, entitled “Supplemental Grants Not Subject to Fiscal Balancing” pursuant to requirements under 23 CFR 450.326
  • ADD FEDERAL LANDS PROJECT LIST FOR STATE OF GEORGIA to the FY 2024 – 2027 MATS TIP in a new Appendix, entitled “Supplemental Grants Not Subject to Fiscal Balancing” pursuant to requirements under 23 USC § 204

In accordance with the public involvement requirements in the MATS MPO Public Participation Plan, a public comment period on the initial draft plans will be open from July 15, 2024 through
July 30, 2024.  Comments can be e-mailed to Dr. Michael J. (Mike) Greenwald (mgreenwald@mbpz.org)


Annual Listing of Obligated Projects


Every year, MATS MPO must list the State & Federal transportation projects in Macon-Bibb County and parts of Monroe & Jones Counties that received federal funds (23 CFR 450.334), for the most recently completed Fiscal Year.  The most current listing can be found below (please note:  list is formatted for an 11 x 17 sheet, Landscape orientation):

Click here for the FY 2023 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects
Click here for the FY 2022 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

  • For a full listing of the currently active MATS MPO projects, please check out the latest amended MATS FY 2021 - 2024 TIP, available here
  • For a the master list of the all MATS MPO projects, please check out the latest amended MATS 2050 MTP, available here

MATS Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting


MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that a regularly scheduled meeting for the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 10:00 AMThe meeting will be hybrid.  Attendees can attend either “in-person” in the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission Office, 3661 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite MB 104, Macon, Georgia or via Zoom.

  • MATS TCC Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89372746191?pwd=lrbjuwvIsHsn06ZVsM5nPI40g3MEaz.1
  • If you are participating on-line and wish to speak during the public comment section of the meeting, please e-mail Mike Greenwald (mgreenwald@mbpz.org) or Greg Brown (gbrown@mbpz.org) to sign up.
  • On-line sign up for public comment closes 5 minutes before the start of the meeting

AGENDA – Draft (Subject to change)     

  1. Roll Call/Call to Order
  2. Adoption of Agenda – Action Item
  3. Public Comment Period (5 Minutes)
  4. Approval of MATS Regular CAC Meeting Minutes (April 10, 2024) – Action Item
  5. New Business – Action Items
    • 2050 MTP & FY 2024 - 2027 TIP Amendments - GDOT PI #0020213
    • 2050 MTP & FY 2024 - 2027 TIP Amendments - GDOT PI #0020345
    • FY 2024 - 2027 TIP Amendment - Macon-Bibb County Pleasant Hill Reconnecting Communities Planning Grant (No GDOT Project #)
    • FY 2024 - 2027 TIP Amendment - Federal Lands Project List for GA
  6. Old/Unfinished Business
    • Status Update on 2050 Freight Plan RFP – Information Item
    • Status Update on Bass Road Phase 1 – Information Item
    • Status Update MTA parking/charging area project – Information Item
  7. Review of GDOT Project Status Report – Information Item
  8. Review of CY 2024 Meeting Schedule – Information Item
  9. Adjourn

Other MATS Meetings:

MATS Policy Committee Meeting, Wednesday, August 7, 2024, at 9:30 am

*Board members must attend in person to count towards quorum and/or vote on action items! *  No action of the Committee will become official unless a quorum is present. Seven (7) members will constitute a quorum.