BCDCOG leads transportation planning projects throughout the region, helping to shape a long-term vision for connectivity and mobility.

Downtown Charleston Transit Study

This study will evaluate the needs and opportunities to improve transit services for residents, workers, visitors, and current CARTA riders. The study will identify and program investments to develop a refined downtown bus network and transit priority infrastructure. The study will also provide recommendations that align with the implementation of Lowcountry Rapid Transit and BCDCOG’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

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Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan (2022)

The Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan seeks to identify the unmet transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in our region and propose strategies for addressing these gaps.

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Long Range Transportation Plan

The 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.

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Regional Freight Plan (2020)

The BCD Regional Freight Mobility Plan will provide an in-depth evaluation of the area’s freight conditions, trends, challenges and opportunities, and guide freight investment in the region.

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Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture

Because our region has learned that we can’t build our way out of congestion, we are turning to technology-based solutions for improving our transportation network. Our region’s first Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture & Deployment Guide will lay out how we can implement technology-based solutions for improving travel time reliability and safety in an organized, coordinated, and cost-efficient manner among all jurisdictions within the CHATS boundary.

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Regional Micromobility Planning

In 2016, BCDCOG adopted an update to its regional pedestrian and bicycle plan. The plan envisioned a connected network of walking and bicycling routes that link residents and visitors to destinations. To get there, the plan identified cost-effective infrastructure projects, necessary inter-agency collaboration, and programming that aligns with the region’s long-term goals. Programmatic activities include the distribution of CHATS Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-aside through a competitive application process and data collection activities.

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Regional Park-And-Ride Study (2018)

BCDCOG has completed a Regional Park-and-Ride Study, producing a comprehensive plan identifying sites for permanent satellite parking locations throughout the region.

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Regional Transit Framework (2018)

Where will transit take you? BCDCOG worked to answer that question and developed a long range vision for transit throughout the region. Together with the Long Range Transportation Plan, the Regional Transit Framework sets the foundation for transit investment as part of the overall multi-modal transportation system.

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Rural Long Range Transportation Plan (2020)

An effective regional transportation system is a vital component to a healthy community. The purpose of the Rural Long Range Transportation Plan is to bring together relevant stakeholders to identify the region’s rural transportation needs between now and 2040.

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Rural Workforce Transportation Study  (2020)

BCDCOG has released its 2020 Rural Workforce Transportation Study, which outlines a regional strategy focused on improving access to job training and employment for the region’s rural workforce.

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Safety Improvement Committee

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Transit and Bus Stop Design Guidelines (2021)

The Transit and Bus Stop Design Guidelines document is a tool provide guideline on how to facilitate the proper siting, design, installation, and maintenance of either existing or proposed bus stops throughout the Region.

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