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      The Strategic Plan guides the Department’s priorities for the next three to four years. It provides a broad roadmap, outlining where the agency currently stands, what it wants to look like in the future, and what actions it must take to get there.

      This plan is comprised of four goals, each with objectives, strategies, action steps and performance measures. These strategies support the agency’s commitment to the ongoing stewardship of the state transportation system.

      FY 2020 Strategic Plan Update

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      Please submit your comments and questions to Organizational Performance Management at (404) 631-1987.    

      Statewide Travel Demand Model

      The Georgia DOT developed a statewide travel demand model to evaluate the impact of major transportation infrastructure and land use investment strategies throughout the state.  The model provides GDOT and its partners the ability to evaluate changes in travel modes and patterns for people and goods, major changes in land use and economic policies, and alternative modes of person travel.

      Fact Sheet
      Development of Statewide Model
      User Guide
      2019 Peer Review Full Report
      2012 Peer Review Full Report



      MPO Travel Demand Model

      The Georgia DOT Office of Planning voluntarily develops, maintains, and updates travel demand forecasting (TDF) models on behalf of all urban areas of Georgia except Atlanta and Chattanooga.  TDF models are an integral part of transportation planning.  These models are used by GDOT and Georgia's metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to evaluate the performance of road networks in the state's urban areas. 

      Role of Travel Demand Models

      The models play an important role in supporting the development of the federally required Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs).  They are used to forecast the impact and effectiveness of various transportation improvement projects in the  future.  The forecasting process provides detailed information, such as traffic volumes, level of service on the surface transportation network, and other important information to be used by engineers and planners in their designs and decision making process.

      Data Sources & Documents
      Georgia DOT Socio-economic Data Development Guide
      Census Data for Transportation Planning
      U.S. Census/American Community Survey (ACS)
      Census 2010 Tiger/Line Shapefiles
      Georgia Department of Community Affairs
      Georgia Department of Labor
      Georgia 2030 Population Projection (Office of Planning and Budget)

      Georgia DOT performs Value Engineering (VE) Studies on all construction projects with total combined costs of $50 million or more except for any project procured in accordance with code sections 32-2-79, 32-2-80 (private participation), and 32-2-81 (Design-Build).

      Accessing VE Reports and Implementation Letters

      VE Reports and VE Implementation Letters can be viewed by using the following steps:

      1. Access Project Search Application
      2. Select "Projects" Category from Drop Down List.
      3. Enter desired project id in the search text box and click "Go" button or search for projects by selecting the "Search by Rectangle" Too available on the Map Search.
      4. Click Documents button to get all projects documents and use columns filters to find VE Studies documents (if project has a VE study/letter) OR Click icon to go project info page where it displays VE Studies (if project has a VE study/letter) under Project Documents Section.


      If you have any questions or concerns about Value Engineering please contact:

      Engineering Services
      (404) 631-1751