The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning process for the Charleston Area Transportation Study (CHATS). The CHATS MPO study are boundary includes over 800 square miles in the region. The primary responsibilities of any MPO are: 1) develop a Long Range Transportation Plan, which is, at a minimum, a 25-year transportation vision for the metropolitan area; 2) develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is the agreed-upon list of specific projects for which federal funds are anticipated; and 3) develop a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), which identifies in a single document the annual transportation planning activities that are to be undertaken in support of the goals, objectives and actions established in the Long Range Transportation Plan.
CHATS is governed by a Policy Committee Board representing governmental and transportation-related organizations from throughout its coverage area.
Public Information Concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI, you may file a written complaint with the BCDCOG, 1362 McMillan Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405, or by phone at (843) 529-0400, TTY 1-800-735-8583, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.