The Jackson County Transportation Plan exists to define future policies, goals, investments and designs in order to prepare for future needs to move people and goods to destinations. Preparing the plan is a collaborative process that incorporates the input of many stakeholders including various government agencies, the public and private businesses. In 2019, Jackson County prepared a new transportation plan to meet the policy and procedural requirements of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Jackson County conducted research in conjunction with the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, or GHMPO. The GHMPO is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for Hall County and a portion of western Jackson County. The GHMPO conducts the federally mandated transportation planning process for the Gainesville Urbanized Area and portions of the Atlanta Urbanized Area, as identified in the 2010 U.S. Census.