Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update March 17, 2017 Engineering, Photo Forsyth Transportation Plan Update Plan was last updated in 2011 Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. Community involvement is key in ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders will have several ways to take part in the process in person and online. Face-to-face engagement opportunities will include public meetings and workshops, pop-ups at local events and focus groups. A project website – forsythtransportationplan.com – will serve as the online hub for project information such as key milestones, public meeting announcements and summaries, and draft documents. The website will also be used to solicit input through an online survey. A Stakeholder Advisory Committee will be convened to provide an additional level of input into the desires and concerns of the community. A consultant team led by Jacobs Engineering has been selected to lead this effort in close coordination with the Forsyth County Department of Engineering. Public input combined with the technical expertise of Forsyth County staff and the consultant team will result in a list of transportation projects as well as policy recommendations for consideration and adoption by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, which is expected for December 2017. This effort is funded in part by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the agency tasked with planning for the future of transportation for the entire metro Atlanta region. Counties are required to update transportation plans every five years. For more information on the Forsyth Transportation Plan, contact Michael Kray at (404) 978-7620 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.