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Each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and the COG is required to have a long-range transportation plan (LRTP). The plans must have a minimum 20-year planning horizon which acts as a guidance document for fiscally constrained transportation projects in the region. The Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) LRTP identifies current and future transportation needs and provides multi-modal strategies and projects to address these needs for the urban area MPO while the LCOG Rural Area LRTP will do the same specifically to the region outside of the metropolitan planning area.   

The LATS and LCOG long-range transportation plan updates kicked off earlier this summer and will conclude in March 2022. There will be several opportunities for stakeholder input over the next several weeks including an online survey, stakeholder outreach sessions and a public workshop. More information will be shared as the dates and locations are identified.
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Notice Public Comment Period & Public Hearing
Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) 

Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) 

The Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG), the rural transportation planning agency for Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties, and the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS), the transportation planning agency for the Beaufort - Jasper urbanized area is requesting public input and comments on their corresponding Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) updates. The plans can be viewed by clicking on the links below;
                             - LATS Long Range Transportation Plan (Draft)

                            - LCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (Draft)

Any changes to either of the LRTP reports will be posted on this page. The comment period starts on April 12th, 2022. Written comments on  either of the proposed LRTP updates will be accepted until close of business on May 12th, 2022. Please send your comments to Stephanie Rossi at 634 Campground Road, Yemassee, SC 29945 or

Public comments can also be made in person. In-person comments for the LATS LRTP can be made at the LATS Policy Committee meeting on May 13th at 10am at the Technical College of the Lowcountry New River Campus Conference Room (100 Community College Drive). Whereas In-person comments for the LCOG LRTP can be made in-person during the LCOG Executive Board meeting on May 26th at 6:30 pm at the Lowcountry Council of Governments Building (634 Campground Road, Yemassee).  Virtual options are available upon request.

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