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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 ACOG's Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) is being finalized. Click here for a copy of the 2020-2021 DRAFT RPWP for review.
SCDOT has provided comments on the draft, which can be viewed here. The DRAFT RPWP will be corrected to reflect SCDOT's comments and scheduled for adoption by the ACOG Board of Directors on June 28, 2019.
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.
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.
**It's time for the biennial update of the RPWP. Below is a link to the DRAFT FY 2020-2021 ACOG RPWP:
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.
Table of Contents
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
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 27 (Updated 06.03.2019)
Lance Estep, AICP
Transportation Program Manager
30 Century Circle
Greenville, SC 29607
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