The Lowcountry region conducts transportation planning for both the urbanized and rural areas.

Urban Transportation Program

The Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) Policy Committee is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Beaufort-Jasper Urbanized Area. LCOG provides a transportation planning staff, through Federal and local funding, to administer the transportation programs.

The transportation staff works with local governments, the LATS Policy Committee, SCDOT, the Federal Highway Administration in the implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and the Rural Planning Grant.

Click here to visit the LATS Urban Transportation Program

Rural Transportation Program

All areas in the region that do not fall within the MPO study area boundary are considered rural. LCOG also provides transportation planning for the rural areas of Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton and Colleton Counties. The LCOG Board of Directors acts as the decision-making body for the rural portions of the region.

Click here to visit the LCOG Rural Transportation Program