The Decatur Urbanized Area Transportation Study (DUATS) serves as the regional transportation planning entity for the Decatur Urbanized Area and fulfills federal and state requirements for transportation planning in urban areas with more than 50,000 persons. Today the entity fulfills the all-important role of coordinating regional coordination efforts to ensure that regional transportation activities are undertaken in a coordinated and interrelated manner. Today, DUATS consists of three committees:

The Policy Committee that is served by policy makers from:

The Technical Committee consists of transportation professionals from the following organizations who recommend action to the Policy Committee:

The Advisory Committee acts in an advisory role on policy and requirement issues. The committee consists of:

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a document that projects the needs, issues, and priorities for the Decatur Urbanized Area over at least a twenty-year time period. SAFETEA-LU mandates that the LRTP be updated every five years. Before a transportation project can receive federal funding, it must be consistent with the LRTP and included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

If you would like additional information concerning DUATS, Programming, Planning or would like copies of the documents, you can download them or call (217)424-2782 or e-mail Joselyn Stewart at Jstewart@decaturil.gov.





July 21, 2020 Agenda



Regional Bicycle Master Plan (DRAFT)

The City of Decatur along with the Decatur Urbanized Area Transportation Study (DUATS) are soliciting public comments from the Decatur Macon County region for the Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan. If you would like to make any comments regarding this Plan, please email your comments to gcrowe@decaturil.gov or DUATS@decaturil.gov by Monday, July 12, 2021.

The purpose of Bike Decatur is to develop a unified areawide plan to make the Decatur region a model Bicycle Friendly Community where bicycling is a safe, attractive, easy and convenient form or transportation and recreation for people of all ages and bicycling abilities. The Plan provides regional municipal staff with a set of tools to begin this endeavor. The bikeway costs, prioritization criteria, and list of funding sources in the Plan aims to help area staff, elected officials, and the community determine where to focus energy and resources within the tremendous range of recommended bicycle projects and programs. The Decatur region will not become a model bicycling community overnight, but this Plan is a key step toward achieving that goal.

2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – Adopted January, 2020
Chapters 1 to 4
Chapters 5 and 6

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

2035 Long Range Transportation Plan

Public Participation Plan (Adopted 6/14/2011)



FY 2022-2025 TIP DRAFT


Fiscal Year 2021 Unified Work Program – Final



Federally Obligated Projects FY 2019



Decatur Area Transportation Efficiency Study Final Report – December 2013