BCDCOG | Long Range Transportation Planning Services

Long Range Transportation Plan

lrtpThe Long Range Plan sets priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in our region. This includes highways, roads, bridges, transit facilities and service, bicycle and pedestrian routes, and related enhancements.

The LRTP is the communities overarching guide to the development of a regional transportation system that meets the current and future mobility needs of the regions residents. This transportation plan covers all modes of transport including automobile, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, railroad, freight, and intermodal movements.

A long range regional transportation plan is a federally required document for all metropolitan areas, and it must be updated at least once every five years in order for the region to stay in compliance with federal regulations. The long range plan serves two major functions. First, it records the communities collective vision and goals for the regional transportation system. Second, it is the plan that guides the project prioritization and expenditure of federal transportation funding. This update looks beyond today’s transportation system and into the year 2035. It forecasts mobility needs of the regions population 25 years into the future and charts a course for providing transportation facilities and services to meet that demand. It also identifies deficiencies in the current transportation system and currently unmet mobility needs in the region. Furthermore, it is an objective way to decide which transportation projects are scheduled for implementation and recommended for funding.

This project will shape the future of our transportation system in the Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester region for years to come. Your input is vital to this process. As a user of the transportation system, your perspective is important to determine the highest priorities for improvements.

The 2018 draft Long Range Transportation Plan Document is available for review:

Congestion Management Process Report

The current Long Range Transportation Document is available for review:

CHATS LRTP document

Read our Frequently Asked Questions – Information about the Long Range Plan and the update process

Staff Contact: Kathryn Basha/ Planning Director

Email: kathrynb@bcdcog.com

Address: 1362 McMillan Ave,
Suite 100 North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 529-0400