Welcome to the official Website of the South Carolina Department of Transportation's Offices of Planning and Environmental Management in the Division of Engineering. The goal of this Website is to increase public awareness of and participation in the state's transportation planning and decision-making process.
Transportation planning supports the economic vitality of the state by increasing available options and enhancing the integration and connectivity of the transportation system across and between modes for people and freight. Transportation planning is more than merely listing highway and transit capital investments. It requires developing strategies for operating, managing, maintaining, and financing the area's transportation system to advance the area's long-term goals. An efficient transportation system can improve the economy, shape development patterns, and influence quality of life and the natural environment.
Planning and Environmental Management is comprised of four distinct units under the Director of Planning and Environmental: Statewide Planning, Environmental Management, Technical Applications and Public Involvement.
The units are tasked with:
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
Frequently Asked Questions
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Council of Governments (COG)
Public Participation Plan
Multimodal Transportation Plan *updated
Multimodal Transportation Plan
State Program Report
State Priority Projects
Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404/401
Endangered Species Act
Executive Order on Environmental Justice
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Noise Policy (PDF 658 Kb)
Project Screening Tool (PST)
Purpose & Need Statement (PDF 225 Kb)