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The Office of Public Transit serves to implement Transit Programs for SCDOT. Our mission is to help meet the mass transportation needs of South Carolina's citizens by providing planning, research, administrative functions of state and federal assistance programs, evaluation of existing and proposed programs, and coordination of public transit projects statewide.

Meeting the mobility needs of citizens dependent on public transportation, especially the elderly and disabled and those seeking employment, is an important function of the Office of Public Transit. The office works with state and local governments to serve this need. In South Carolina, 28 general Transportation Public Providers receive some form of funding through the SCDOT.

SCDOT State Management Plan

Planning and Performance

OPT SFY 2016-2017 Approved Funding Plan

OPT SFY 2016-2017 Funding Plan (PDF 637 Kb)

SFY2016 Transit Trends Annual Report

SFY2016 Transit Trends Annual Report (PDF 5.21 Mb)

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

South Carolina Multimodal Transportation Plan

Intercity Bus Network Plan

S.C. Statewide Intercity & Regional Bus Network Plan (PDF 5.2 Mb)


The Public Transit Newsletter has a new look. Follow the link below to view the latest edition.
Spring 2017 (PDF 3.58 Mb)
Winter 2017 (PDF 2.34 Mb)
Summer Fall 2016 (PDF 4.58 Mb)

2017 - 2018 Announcements

All Applicants are required to send 1 Original Application and 2 copies to SCDOT/OPT; and 1 additional Copy to your Regional COG (see announcement for details)

2017 - 18 Final Rural Section 5310 Announcement
2017 - 18 Final Small Urban Section 5310 Announcement
Announcement of SFY 2017-2018 Human Service Transit Programs Assistance


2017 Human Service Provider Compliance & Oversight Questionnaire

2017 Human Service Provider Compliance & Oversight Questionnaire (PDF 187 Kb)

Human Service 2016-2017 Mandatory Reports

5310 2016 Program Measures Report (PDF 35.5 Kb)
5316-17 2016 Program Measures Report (PDF 37.3 Kb)

2016 Human Service Compliance Form

2016 Human Service Compliance Form (PDF 63.9 Kb)

Title VI Notice to the Public

Title VI Notice to the Public (PDF 166 Kb)

Electronic Forms (e-forms)

Virtual Transit e-forms (VT e-forms)
Signature of Authorization Form (SAF e-form)

Monthly Reimbursement Request

Monthly Reimbursement Instructions (PDF 122 Kb)
Financial Summary Form (PDF 95 Kb)
Form 600-Monthly Reimbursement Form (PDF 63 Kb)

OPT Forms

Public Transit Programs


Vehicle Preventative Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Program (PDF 232 Kb)
Vehicle Inspection Form (PDF 82.4 Kb)
Property Delivery Receipt Form (PDF 64.1 Kb)

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