Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Board (CORE MPO)

Description:

Formerly known as the Chatham Urban Transportation Study (CUTS), CORE MPO was formally initiated in compliance with the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962, as amended, which requires a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing transportation planning process in urban areas of more than 50,000 population before federal-aid highway projects can be programmed. CORE MPO was formally designated the MPO for the Savannah area in 1963 and designated in 2002 a Transportation Management Area (TMA) – an MPO with a population of more than 200,000.

CORE MPO is established to assume the following general responsibilities within the MPA.

 To maintain a comprehensive, cooperative and continuing multi-agency regional transportation planning process.

o CORE MPO is comprehensive in that it involves detailed examination of all available surface travel modes in the MPA;

o CORE MPO is cooperative in that it involves representatives of local governments, agencies, and the general public; and

o CORE MPO is continuing in that it annually adopts an on-going planning program and budget to address changing transportation issues and problems.

 To promote public participation in the transportation decision-making process through public outreach pursuant to federal and state guidelines.

 To exercise leadership and initiative in planning and assisting in the development of an efficient, cost-effective, and integrated transportation system in the MPA.


Membership/Appointment:

The membership of the CORE MPO Board shall consist of elected officials of the local government entities or their designees, GDOT representative, as well as modal representatives from the transit, port and airport. Each member carries a single vote. Each municipality will have one voting member as a basis for the first 25,000 population. Additional voting seats will be assigned to the municipality with a full increment of one seat per additional 25,000 people, not to exceed three seats. The voting membership shall be determined by organizational position, with the following positions being members.  The City of Savannah members are as follows:

 Mayor, City of Savannah

 Councilman or designee, City of Savannah

 Councilman or designee, City of Savannah


Min. Requirements:
Each CORE MPO Board voting member from the local government will nominate a member to the Citizens Advisory Committee.

Term:

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, or Heath Lloyd, as Mayor's Designee

01/08/19
02/27/20(R)

Term of Office

Mayor Pro-Tem Estella E. Shabazz

06/21/18
02/27/20(R)

Term of Office

Alderman Nick Palumbo

02/27/20

Term of Office


Website

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Wilson, Executive Director
Metropolitan Planning Commission
110 E State Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 651-1440
email

Zhongze (Wykoda) Wang, Transportation Administrator
Metropolitan Planning Commission
110 E State Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 651-1466
email

James Small, Transportation Planning Coordinator
Metropolitan Planning Commission
110 E State Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-651-1454
email