Upper Savannah Council of Governments (USCOG) is committed to supporting an efficient, multi-modal transportation system which will increase the mobility of people and goods within the Upper Savannah Region. A successful partnership with the South Carolina Department of Transportation has enabled USCOG to take a more active role in regional transportation issues.
The COG assists the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in the long-range planning of regional transportation improvements including highway infrastructure, public transit, planning studies, and other needs as appropriate. The COG works with jurisdictions in the region to prioritize local needs and make recommendations to the SCDOT for funding of highway and transit projects.
Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP)
The Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) describes the transportation planning activities undertaken by our office at the request of and with the guidance of SCDOT. Tasks included in the RPWP are the result of issues identified by the USCOG Board which serves as the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC).
Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive transportation planning document for the six-county Upper Savannah Region. The LRTP defines the overarching goals for transportation in our region, establishes existing and future transportation needs of the region and allocates projected revenue to transportation programs and projects that address those needs.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Upper Savannah Region TIP outlines the planning objectives, priority status and funding source for all projects scheduled for construction over a seven-year period. The TIP is submitted to SCDOT for approval and inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP contains an accounting of federal highway funds approved by the SCDOT Commission for roadway improvements as well as certain public transit allocations. The STIP is organized by COG region and by County. Information on the Upper Savannah Region can be accessed through the following link: TIP 2021