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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 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.
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:
Comments may be sent by email or phone to Lance Estep, AICP until 5:00 PM on May 21, 2020.
Email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 864-242-9733.
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.
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 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)
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