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Since the mid-1960s, transportation planning for the community of Columbus, Georgia has been managed by the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-PCMPO). As the region grows, it is the responsibility of the C-PCMPO to provide transportation policy to keep Columbus moving.

History of the C-PCMPO

Since its creation, in 1964, the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization has been responsible for maintaining and planning the transportation needs of the region.

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The C-PCMPO is comprised of three committees which oversee various aspects of the planning process. Each committee is staffed by local government officials and private citizens from within the transportation study area. The committees, along with a brief description of their responsibilities, are listed below.

  • Policy Coordinating Committee - The Policy Committee is the body responsible for review and approval of the Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study and all aspects including goals, objectives, plans, and programs developed by the Study.
  • Technical Coordinating Committee - The Technical Committee is the responsible for collecting, maintaining and analyzing data for transportation planning.
  • Citizens Advisory Committee - The Advisory Committee advises the Policy Committee and Technical Committee of the view point of the citizenry of the Columbus-Phenix City regional area.

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

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The mission of the C-PCMPO is to develop, promote and ensure implementation of a regional transportation plan. To achieve this mission, the committees of the C-PCMPO conduct multiple studies to analyze current traffic patterns and develop plans for the future growth of the region.

The committees publish their findings and recommendations in four separate reports. The reports are titled Unified Planning Work Program, Transportation Improvement Program, Long Range Transportation Plan and Congestion Management Process. Each report has been placed on-line for public review.

Unified Planning Work ProgramTransportation Improvement ProgramLong Range Transportation Plan
Unified Planning Work ProgramTransportation Improvement ProgramLong Range Transportation Plan
Congestion Management ProcessPublic Participation Plan
Congestion Management ProcessPublic Participation PlanMETRA Transit - Public Participation Process
Title 6 program  
Title VI Program

Other transportation publications include:


As Columbus, Georgia continues to grow, so does the strain on the City's infrastructure. The Planning Department is responsible for keeping Columbus' infrastructure ahead of future growth expectations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about the transportation system of Columbus, Georgia? Find answers to the Department's frequently asked questions ranging from C-PCMPO to public meetings and traffic congestion to environmental justice.

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Columbus, Georgia 31902

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