Inside South Carolina Department of Transportation

Statewide Planning

The Statewide Planning unit manages the transportation planning process for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), ensuring that projects meet all Federal planning requirements.

The transportation planning process is a cooperative effort between SCDOT, the state's Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Councils Of Governments (COGs), and transit providers. The planning process provides the framework for establishing transportation goals, identifying future priorities, and involving the public in the development of transportation plans and programs.

Public participation is a critical element to the transportation planning process. The Statewide Planning unit partners with federal, state, and local agencies, local elected officials, transportation stakeholders, and the general public in the development of plans and programs.

Statewide Planning coordinates and administers the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which identifies priority projects receiving federal funding over a six-year period. The STIP is updated on an on-going basis, with major updates occurring every three years.

In addition, the unit produces and maintains the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan provides long-term guidance for the development of transportation programs across the state, and establishes strategies to achieve transportation goals for a 20-year period. The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is updated every five years.

Related Links:

Council of Governments
Frequently Asked Questions
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Multimodal Transportation Plan
Public Participation Plan
State Program Report
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program