Rome/Floyd County Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Rome/Floyd County area was designated in 1983 as an “Urbanized Area” by the United States Bureau of the Census. At that time the area came under the provisions of the Federal-Aid Highway Act and the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended, which require a “continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3-C)” planning process in all urban areas with more than 50,000 in population. The Rome-Floyd County Planning Department was designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the area.
The transportation planning process utilizes three committees carry out a comprehensive transportation planning process - the Transportation Policy Committee, the Technical Coordinating Committee, and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee – to ensure that transportation programs, improvements, and expenditures are consistent with state, regional and federal goals, policies, and plans.
Current Planning Documents
2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan - This MTP will consider all of the types of transportation investments we want to make in the region through the year 2050.
2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program - The TIP is a four-year capital improvement program drawn from the 2050 MTP. The TIP outlines the roadway and transit projects planned for Floyd County during state fiscal years 2021 through 2024. The Rome/Floyd County Transportation Improvement Program was adopted on April 19, 2021.
2023 Unified Planning Work Program - The UPWP is an annual document that explains the planning processes and intentions of the MPO for the current calendar year.
In accordance with 23 CFR 450.316, the Rome/Floyd County Metropolitan Planning Organization is required to engage in a metropolitan planning process that creates opportunities for public involvement, participation, and consultation throughout the development of planning projects.
The Rome-Floyd County Planning Department (Metropolitan Planning Organization) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.
As set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq., 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 otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance. To that end, the City of Rome and Floyd County will make a reasonable effort to find translators, given proper notice (seven working days).
As set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Rome City Government and the Floyd County Government do not discriminate on the basis of disability, and will assist citizens with special needs given proper notice (seven working days).