Urban Transportation Program
The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) Policy Committee is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Myrtle Beach-Socastee SC/NC Urbanized Area. Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Planning Section, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are designated as the MPO staff. The Council provides a transportation planning staff, through Federal and local (Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick counties) funding, to administer the transportation programs, collect and compile land use data and gather any additional planning data required.
The transportation staff works with local governments, the GSATS Policy Committee, SCDOT, NCDOT, Waccamaw Regional Board of Directors and the Federal Highway Administration in the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Rural Planning Grant.
Rural Transportation Program
All areas in the region that do not fall within the MPO study area (SC only) boundary are considered rural. The Council also provides transportation planning for the rural areas of Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. The WRCOG Board of Directors acts as the decision making body for the rural portions of the region. Information and documents pertaining to transportation issues in the rural area can be found below.
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