Rural Planning Area

What is Rural Planning?

Rural Planning involves  developing and maintaining the Rural Long Range Transportation Plan (RLRTP),  Rural Transportation Improvement Program (Rural TIP), Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP), and related planning studies and projects deemed necessary to address transportation issues in the rural planning areas of the three-county region.  These documents are available for download under “Rural Planning Publications and Work Products” listed below. Local transportation needs in the rural area are re-evaluated annually to prioritize projects.

 

What is the Rural Planning Area?

The rural area is defined by the three-county region which is not contained within the GSATS boundary. The rural portion includes Southern and Western Georgetown County, Western Horry County and all of Williamsburg County. The local governments that fall into the rural area are: Andrews, Aynor, Greeleyville, Hemingway, Kingstree, Lane, Loris, and Stuckey. Please use the link below to see the Rural Planning Area and GSATS boundary.

Rural Planning Area and GSATS Boundary Map

 

What is happening in Rural Transportation today?

Current Projects and Public Comment Notices:

No Current Projects or Public Comment Notices at this time

 

To sign up for Rural Planning email updates, send your name and email address to Elizabeth Tucker at etucker@wrcog.org

Rural Planning Area Committees and Staffing

The Board of Directors also serves as the Policy Committee for the rural planning area. The Board is comprised of twenty–five (25) members representing the local governments in the WRCOG region. The Board meets regularly to establish policies and evaluate the needs for the region.  Please use the following link to see a list of the current WRCOG Board members: Board of Directors

The rural transportation program work of the Board is supported by the standing advisory committee referred to as the Rural Technical Committee (RTC). The RTC is made up of state, county, and city planning and engineering staff, which provide technical expertise in the development of transportation plans and programs for the rural area.  Please use the following link to see a list of the current Committee members: Rural Technical Committee

The rural planning technical staff consists of professional planners and administrative staff, and supports the rural program work of the Board. On an ongoing basis the rural planning staff and RTC provide recommendations to the Board regarding short and long range planning, implementation of projects, and related issues. If you have any questions or comments about the Rural Program, please contact Elizabeth Tucker at etucker@wrcog.org or 843-436-6136.

Rural Technical Committee Meetings

Agendas Summaries
Agenda 8-21-19 Summary 8-21-19
Agenda 5-29-19 Summary 5-29-19
Agenda 3-7-19 Summary 3-7-19
Agenda 12-6-18 Summary 12-6-18

 

Rural Planning Publications and Work Products

Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP)

Title VI-Environmental Justice Plan

Long Range Transportation Plan

FY20 Rural TIP Document

Rural Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Revised 10-14-19

2020 Rural PPP

For more information about Title VI, please use the following link:

Title VI

 

County Government Links 

Georgetown County

Horry County

Williamsburg County

 

Useful Links

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)

 

 

 

 
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