Transportation Planning

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.

The COG recently acquired the Appalachian Regional Travel Demand Model (ARM) from SCDOT. The ARM will provide a consistent modeling platform and framework for the region's MPO's and the COG to base their long-range planning efforts on. COG staff will act as the model custodian for the region and will perform all maintenance and analytics associated with the ARM. For more information on the Regional Modeling Program, click here.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT

ADOPTION OF THE APPALACHIAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM (TIP) FY 2021-2027

NOTICE OF TWENTY‐ONE DAY (21) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO ADOPT THE TIP FOR THE APPALACHIAN REGION. THE APPALACHIAN REGION INCLUDES ANDERSON, CHEROKEE, GREENVILLE, OCONEE, PICKENS AND SPARTANBURG COUNTIES.

The FY 2021-2027 TIP is an update to the FY 2017-2022 TIP. The update moves the window of programming to 2021-2027, which will match the SCDOT STIP window (once approved). At this time, no new projects are being added; only the document and programming window are being updated. ACOG will update the region's Long Range Transportation Plan in 2021, at which time the TIP will be amended to include new projects. Click below to review the draft document:

ACOG FY 2021-2027 TIP

Comments may be sent by email or phone to Lance Estep, AICP until 5:00 PM on May 21, 2020.

Email is lance@scacog.org and phone is 864-242-9733.

 


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.


 


2020-2021 Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP)

Adopted June 28, 2019

The Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) describes the transportation planning activities undertaken by our office during the two consecutive fiscal years referenced in the program. 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 biennial and is approved by the ACOG Board every two years. 

 

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

Adopted June 24, 2016, Updated January 24, 2020

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. 

 

2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Adopted June 24, 2016, Updated January 24, 2020

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 2018-2023 TIP Financial Statement - Revision 36 (Updated 05.22.2020)

 

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

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