SC Appalachian Council of Governments



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Transportation Planning

The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) is committed to working with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Anderson, Greenville/Pickens, and Spartanburg MPOs to develop an efficient,multi-modal transportation system which will increase the mobility of people and goods within the Appalachian Region. The COG assists the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in the long-range planning of rural transportation improvements including highway infrastructure, public transit, planning studies, and other needs as appropriate. The COG works with jurisdictions in the region to prioritize local needs and make recommendations to the SCDOT for funding of highway and transit projects.
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SCDOT Programmed Project Viewer

Please allow a few seconds for the map to load. This interactive map highlights all programmed projects being administered by SCDOT. Zoom in to the area of interest and click on a project to get detailed information regarding project status, type, and the SCDOT project contact.




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2017-2019 Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) - Adopted June 23, 2017

The Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) describes the annual transportation planning activities undertaken by our office. Tasks identified in the RPWP include planning for transportation projects in the rural portions of the region, coordination of human service transit activities, and coordination of projects with the other transportation partners in the region. The RPWP is approved by the ACOG Board each year which serves as the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) for the COG. 

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan - Adopted June 24, 2016

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive transportation planning document for the six-county Appalachian Region.  The LRTP defines the overarching goals for transportation in our region, establishes existing and future transportation needs of the region and allocates projected revenue to transportation programs and projects that address those needs. 

The plan and its components are available for viewing and download as follows:

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: Demographic Trends and Projections
Chapter 2: Roadway Network
Chapter 3: Intersections and Safety
Chapter 4: Bridges
Chapter 5: Maintenance and Resurfacing
Chapter 6: Signalization
Chapter 7: Mass Transit
Chapter 8: Bicycle and Pedestrian
Chapter 9: Environmental Screening
Appendix A: SCDOT Rural Area Planning Process
Appendix B: ACOG Public Participation Plan

2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Adopted June 24, 2016

The Appalachian Region TIP outlines the planning objectives, priority status and funding source for all projects scheduled for construction over a five-year period.  The TIP is submitted to SCDOT for approval and inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP contains an accounting of federal highway funds approved by the SCDOT Commission for roadway improvements as well as certain public transit allocations.

The STIP is organized according to SCDOT District Offices. Information on Appalachian Region counties can be accessed through the following link: SCDOT.

ACOG 2017-2022 TIP Financial Statement - Revision 6 (Updated 06.28.2017)


Other important documents related to the rural transportation program:

ACOG Public Participation Plan
ACOG Title VI Complaint Procedures
File a Title VI Complaint


Staff Contacts:

Lance Estep, AICP
Transportation Program Manager
30 Century Circle
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 242-9733
lance@scacog.org