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. Jackson County's current transportation plan was prepared in 2008. In 2018, Jackson County will draft and prepare a new transportation plan to meet the policy and procedural requirements of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Jackson County will conduct 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.