Because transportation projects are expensive, long-term, and have broad impacts, they typically go through exhaustive planning and analysis before construction. The state Georgia Department of Transportation, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the federal Department of Transportation and other agencies require projects be included in approved plans before considering them for funding.
Consequently, transportation planners and engineers study and analyze traffic issues on many levels. Here are the primary transportation planning documents guiding the City’s transportation efforts.
The Johns Creek Comprehensive Plan
– Adopted in 2018, the comprehensive plan was the result of input from a wide-range of stakeholders and citizens.
The Transportation Master Plan
– The Transportation Master Plan sets policies, processes, strategies and projects as established through the Comprehensive Plan. The projects are reflected in the Short Term Work Program.
The Short Term Work Program
– The Short-Term Work Program, updated annually, is compilation of potential projects, many of which are not and may not be funded over the next 5 years.
The North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan
(CTP) – Because transportation issues are often city borders, the CTP provides a framework for multi-jurisdictional infrastructure and policy recommendations for the six cities in North Fulton. The plan produced the Transportation Resources Implementation Program
(TRIP), which makes recommendations to help the cities work in concert to address cross-city problems.
The Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Improvement Program
(TIP) – The TIP allocates federal funds for construction in highest-priority projects in the near term of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). In committing money, the ARC considers whether projects are in the Short Term Work Program or in the CTP.
Regional Transportation Plan
(RTP) – The RTP focuses on long-range, multi-jurisdictional transportation issues across the metro-Atlanta area.